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Osteoporosis / Dexa Scanning Project

This population includes female EPN patients aged 65 and above. Our overall goal is to improve outreach and care to our EPN patients who have not had a dexa scan or screening for osteoporosis. 

The Elliot Physician Network currently follows and reports on dexa scans based on the following age groups and screening interval

  • Ages 65+ - at least one dexa scan in this age bracket
  • If a patient has a dexa scan before age 65 documented in their EPICare medical record, that result will satisfy the health maintenance topic


Osteoporosis / Dexa Scan Care Measure

 EPN Goal

Current Performance

 % of Female Patient age 65+ with Dexa Scan documented >90% 71% - March 2008


Current Performance

Initiative   Osteoporosis / Dexa Scanning
Metric Appropriate Dexa screening
Definition Female patients age 65+ having a satisfied dexa scan health maintenance topic
Measurement Percentage of patients meeting the metric definition
Numerator Number of Female patients age 65+ having a satisfied dexa scan health maintenance topic
Denominator Number of female patients age 65+

Patients residing in a nursing home 
Patients declining a dexa scan or not clinically indicated for dexa screening will be included as having satisfied the dexa scan health maintenance topic

EPIC Support

Best Practice Alert appears and identifies patient as overdue for Dexa Scanning Protocol Health Maintenance Topic appears as overdue when patient reaches age 65 and Dexa Scan results have not been received into their EPICare medical record Monthly reports distributed to practices identifying patients overdue for testing



Network Goal  >90%


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