EHR-Based Screening Program for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Cuts the Number of Unscreened At-Risk Men by More than Half

A screening program for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), integrated into an electronic health record (EHR), dramatically reduced the number of unscreened at-risk men by more than 50 percent within 15 months, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. It is estimated that more than one million Americans are living with undiagnosed AAA, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Kaiser Permanente has published numerous studies about the benefits of Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, the EHR it launched in 2004.