Acknowledging the international interest in the annual American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting, conference organizers in recent years have taken extra steps to ensure attendees from around the globe can realize the maximum benefit from the scientific convention. And it makes sense, as over half of all ASCO meeting attendees travel from outside the United States to participate the annual oncology conference. The 2011 meeting convened in Chicago, Illinois at McCormick Place.
Dr. Patrick Cobb stood in amazement as hundreds of patients, friends and supporters flowed through the front doors Each who passed by were welcomed with a hug or handshake before roaming around the new $23 million cancer center where Cobb is a managing partner. Crowds wandered through the radiology waiting room, passed the phlebotomy area(…)
Q. What is the biggest change at your center since implementing MOSAIQ software? McKay: The best thing has been the tremendous calm in the office. We’re not running around, looking for charts. We had college students working for us just finding records. And there are no overhead pages, because those were always searches for records. Saphner: Productivity has really improved. We had(…)
About Our Experts The implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) has become a hot topic as a component of proposed healthcare reforms. For those centers already using oncology-specific EMR systems, the benefits far outweigh any challenges. We gathered advice, input and results from three experts, each of whom has implemented a medical oncology EMR system from industry leader Elekta Impac Software. Our experts(…)
The second day of the 2009 AAPM drew thousands of Physicists to the Anaheim Convention Center. Elekta’s Booth 423, the largest and most prominent at the show, attracted hundreds of people for non-stop demonstrations of its new Monaco treatment planning system optimized for VMAT, its MOSAIQ EMR system and its Infinity and Synergy linear accelerators.(…)
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Melissa Speer has spent more than 25 years learning the business of health care and is an expert in EMR implementation. Ms Speer is presently the Director of EMR for The West Clinic, Memphis, TN. This video of Ms. Speers was recorded at the Impac Medical Oncology Users Summit in 2006. She provides tips on(…)
An EMR, while it does carry a cost, shouldn’t be considered as a mere capital outlay such as the cost for office supplies. It is perhaps more productive to consider a cost -benefit analysis of an EMR that captures the overall quality of the investment by estimating how much value will be added over time.(…)
Oncology care centers assess electronic medical records technology based on the value it adds to their business practice and enhanced patient care. Conducting return-on-investment analysis can help a facility determine the true value an EMR brings to the practice. Does the EMR yield a return that provides equal or greater value to the business? An(…)