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Integrating RITA-T Into New Systems

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
By:  DBP team

As interest continues to grow for the RITA-T, multiple practices have begun integrating the screening tool into their healthcare systems.

To date, the most noteworthy integration of the RITA-T is in the Alberta Healthcare System (located in the Canadian province of Alberta). Their public healthcare system has included the RITA-T in their regular screening practices after having used it in the past to cut down their wait times for appointments. Dr. Choueiri has previously worked with Dr. Jean Francois Lemay in Calgary to test the validity of the RITA-T in their healthcare system, and it is wonderful to see the positive impact that it has had on both the providers and patients.

Their wait time is 28 days! Please see their process in attached paper (Calgary).

This is a big step in improving access for quicker diagnoses, and we are immensely proud of the strides the screening tool is making around the world. We hope to hear more news like this in the future!