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Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

2005

Radiation oncology

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A Contemporary Case Study Illustrating The Integration Of Health Information Technologies Into The Organisation And Clinical Practice Of Radiation Oncology, Andrew Alexis Miller, Aaron Phillips Jan 2005

A Contemporary Case Study Illustrating The Integration Of Health Information Technologies Into The Organisation And Clinical Practice Of Radiation Oncology, Andrew Alexis Miller, Aaron Phillips

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

The development of software in radiation oncology departments has seen the increase in capability from the Record and Verify software focused on patient safety to a fully-fledged Oncology Information System (OIS). This paper reports on the medical aspects of the implementation of a modern Oncology Information System (IMPAC MultiAccess, also known as the Siemens LANTIS) in a New Zealand hospital oncology department. The department was successful in translating paper procedures into electronic procedures, and the report focuses on the changes in approach to organisation and data use that occurred. The difficulties that were faced, which included procedural re-design, management of ...


New Informatics-Based Work Flow Paradigms In Radiation Oncology: The Potential Impact On Epidemiological Cancer Research, Andrew Alexis Miller Jan 2005

New Informatics-Based Work Flow Paradigms In Radiation Oncology: The Potential Impact On Epidemiological Cancer Research, Andrew Alexis Miller

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Epidemiological research is worthless without verifiable source data. Much of this data is common to the clinical environment. Currently, substantial resources are allocated to data management bureaucracies in attempts to ensure data accuracy. These bureaucracies developed in the era of paper records, but in the present health information climate, the ability to share electronic data presents exciting possibilities, while placing new responsibilities on the gatherers of information and challenging them to develop new work flow paradigms. Radiation oncologists have a pivotal role to play in the processing of oncological data for future epidemiological research because of the substantial overlap in ...