Men get free PSA test, and free automated follow-up call
Ottawa, Ontario – May 5, 2014 – On April 26th, more than 260 men in Ottawa received a free PSA test courtesy of Ride For Dad and The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Vocantas was proud to be a sponsor of the event, providing every man that received a test that day with an interactive follow-up phone call to provide test result information.
Ride For Dad, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and Vocantas were proud to partner and work together to provide this third annual free PSA clinic for men in the Ottawa area. Following the free clinic, Vocantas used its flagship product, CallAssure, to contact each patient in a real human voice through its automated telephone system. Using information in the PSA clinic's database the system dynamically contacted each individual and provided a confidential, interactive experience to ensure the patient fully understood the results information given.
Garry Janz, Co-founder and President of Ride For Dad, said "We are thrilled once again to have provided this third annual free PSA clinic for men in the greater Ottawa area. Each man that gets the PSA test receives a confidential follow up call within 48hours of their test thanks to the Vocantas automated calls, thereby connecting with every man that attended to ensure results are received in a timely fashion."
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting Canadian men. A Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test is one of the simplest and quickest ways to help detect prostate cancer in men. With early detection, 90 per cent of cases can be treated.