Duly Selected to Participate in American College of Radiology Learning Network to Improve Patient Outcomes through Wider Lung Cancer Screening Use

April 06, 2022

DOWN­ERS GROVE, IL. — Duly Health and Care will join 22 teams across the health­care indus­try as part of the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Radi­ol­o­gy (ACR) Learn­ing Net­work — a new ini­tia­tive designed to improve can­cer diag­no­sis in patients. 

We are hon­ored to be select­ed by the ACR and excit­ed about the poten­tial we’ll have through this col­lab­o­ra­tive approach to help our patients flour­ish,” said Dr. Rajit Shet­ty, radi­ol­o­gist for Duly Health and Care. 

The ACR received near­ly 200 appli­ca­tions from facil­i­ties across the coun­try for this first-of-its-kind pro­gram to broad­en the radi­ol­o­gy com­mu­ni­ty. The rig­or­ous selec­tion process for the first cohort will help to estab­lish a foun­da­tion for cohorts to follow.

Lung can­cer kills more peo­ple each year than breast, col­orec­tal and prostate can­cer com­bined. Annu­al lung can­cer screen­ing with low-dose com­put­ed tomog­ra­phy (LDCT) in high-risk patients sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduces lung can­cer deaths.[1],[2] Yet, less than 15 per­cent of Amer­i­cans who should be screened are test­ed.[3],[4] The Lung Can­cer Screen­ing Improve­ment Col­lab­o­ra­tive — one of four improve­ment col­lab­o­ra­tives that includes the ACR Learn­ing Net­work — seeks to increase this screen­ing for those who need it and opti­mize the life­sav­ing abil­i­ty of these exams. “

We are look­ing for­ward to work­ing with fel­low mem­bers of our col­lab­o­ra­tive to improve can­cer screen­ing and diag­no­sis by shar­ing best prac­tices and inno­v­a­tive strate­gies with the ulti­mate goal to improve health out­comes for our com­mu­ni­ty,” added Dr. Brett Col­lan­der, pul­mo­nolo­gist for Duly Health and Care. 

The teams will work togeth­er to solve the same prob­lem at their respec­tive insti­tu­tions using a struc­tured improve­ment process cus­tomized to their local envi­ron­ment. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the sec­ond cohort will open in fall 2022.

About Duly Health and Care

DuPage Med­ical Group is now known as Duly Health and Care. It is one of the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian-direct­ed med­ical groups in the nation with more than 1,000 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians and more than 7,000 team mem­bers, in over 150 loca­tions. The orga­ni­za­tion is whol­ly ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing all it serves flour­ish by chal­leng­ing the expect­ed to deliv­er the extra­or­di­nary in health and care.

Duly Health and Care physi­cians and team mem­bers sup­port near­ly 2.5 mil­lion indi­vid­u­als in their per­son­al health jour­neys each year, help­ing each one to meet their extra­or­di­nary poten­tial through a holis­tic care deliv­ery mod­el designed to make health and care wel­com­ing, sim­pli­fied and personalized. 

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.duly​healthand​care​.com.

[1] DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1911793

[2] DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1102873

[3] http://​dx​.doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​5​5​8​5​/​m​m​w​r​.​m​m​6​908a1

[4] DOI: 10.1016/j.cllc.2019.09.002