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Missouris SoutheastHEALTH Cancer Center Implements New OIS to Improve Total Patient Experience

first_imgHarnessing Mosaiq to Improve Care QualitySoutheast Cancer Center is continually looking for new ways to improve patient flow and care, and has discovered that Mosaiq data reporting is an invaluable tool for that.“As we identify processes to better serve our patients, we quantify and measure them monthly to ensure that we are sustaining that improvement,” Ewert said. “Custom monthly reports generated from OIS data help our specialists identify and address the patient needs and meet specific goals. The dietitian wanted to ensure she sees patients who have nutrition issues. A custom monthly report generated from Mosaiq shows how often nurses are assessing the patients’ nutrition on the day of doctor visits. After implementing the report, nutrition assessments of patients increased to 100 percent consistently.”Mosaiq custom reports are also used to enhance the quality of care, according to Paula Johnston, cancer center IT specialist, who notes that Southeast Cancer Center has created about 250 custom reports and customized many standard Mosaiq reports. “For example, a customized report identifies QCLs that are not completed within the target timeframe,” he explained. “A QCL that doesn’t meet the established parameter is marked as ‘defect.’ A summary report totals the number of defect QCLs and displays the defect rate, which can be tracked for trends over time.” OIS Also Helps Track Cancer Center ServicesEwert said she relies on Mosaiq reports for an operational perspective on the patient experience. “The ability to mine data from Mosaiq to get a monthly picture of volumes, no-show appointments and referral patterns is important,” she said. “Our Mosaiq reports provide easy access to this timely information.”Johnston added that she can write virtually any report type that the director or the other managers want from Mosaiq. “Specialized reports like these are easy to generate with the OIS because all the data reside in a single, comprehensive oncology EMR,” she said. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Southeast Cancer CenterIn establishing the new Southeast Cancer Center (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), clinic officials not only had the opportunity to offer the latest care technology and evidence-based therapies, they were also able to create a seamless, positive patient experience that supports patient healing. Essential to implementing this vision was a single, unified and universal care management system (Mosaiq OIS by Elekta) that provides all members of the multidisciplinary team the information they need, at the moment they need it, to care for every patient.According to Southeast Cancer Center’s Chief Physicist Sam Hancock, Ph.D., a multiple database solution was not an option. “We knew we couldn’t provide the patient with a positive experience with two different databases for medical oncology and radiation oncology,” he said. “We chose Mosaiq for both radiation and medical oncology, to provide an integrated care management solution.” Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Sam Hancock, Ph.D. Case study supplied by Elekta. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Southeast Cancer Center QCLs Keep the Workflow FlowingThe automated QCLs keep all members of the care chain accountable for their part in the workflow, instituting a timely order to treatment tasks. At Southeast Cancer Center, QCLs are widely used.“After the physician approves a radiation treatment plan, I am prompted for final physics review,” Hancock explained. “When that is accomplished, the physicist appends a list of QCLs, and handoffs are broadcast simultaneously to all the services that need to be initiated when the patient is ready to start treatment, including the radiation therapist, dietitian and social worker. As a comprehensive oncology EMR, Mosaiq is an essential tool for coordinating the entire patient journey with us.” Related Content PreviousNext Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019 Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2017 Missouri’s SoutheastHEALTH Cancer Center Implements New OIS to Improve Total Patient Experience Intensive PlanningPlanning for the new center involved the hiring of an industrial engineer who performed value-stream mapping from the patient perspective. From that, staff created detailed maps for all patient services — not only from the perspective of touch points, which are internal, but also from the customer experience.“We then scrutinized our processes to eliminate or minimize non-value-added time, such as the time a patient waits in an exam room,” Hancock added. “A multidisciplinary ‘Every Minute Counts’ committee meets monthly to continually drive process improvement. The optimized flows that result are implemented in Mosaiq and guided by queuing scripts and quality checklists [QCLs], the latter being an automated task set for a department or individual.”The OIS rapidly became among the most widely used sytems at Southeast Cancer Center. From the physician to the valet attendant, virtually everyone in the care chain touches Mosaiq, according to Jennifer Ewert, cancer center director and director of operations. “Patients can move anywhere in the facility and feel as though it is one team taking care of them,” she observed. Continuity of Care MaintainedWhile Southeast Cancer Center is standardized and unified with Mosaiq, what happens if patients are seen in other SoutheastHEALTH facilities, such as an ER or hospital? “That’s not an issue for continuity of care,” Johnston observed. “The history and physical reports, lab results and discharge notes and summary are interfaced directly into Mosaiq. Our nurses and physicians don’t have to go outside of our Mosaiq EMR to monitor patient progress.“Mosaiq enables us to meet or exceed our patients’ expectations,” Hancock added. “The overall level of care patients receive is greatly enhanced by all of the initiatives and monitoring that we do on a regular basis,” Johnson concluded. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. OIS Integration of Radiation and Chemo Care Streams is CriticalMosaiq also helps with processes that relate to patients receiving both chemotherapy and radiation therapy in the same day, according to Lori Bronenkant, experience manager.“As multimodality cancer treatment becomes more common, we need to become as efficient and compassionate as possible, because patients have multiple appointments and are here for extended periods of time,” she observed. “However, we recognized that patients weren’t always making it to their next appointments on time. We developed a standardized queuing process for radiation and medical oncology, which eliminated inconsistencies that caused delays.”With a standardized process in place, staff were able to analyze the queue data to pinpoint bottlenecks, she added. Consequently, combination therapy patients are now given priority status in Mosaiq. Staff in both departments can see on the daily patient master list which patients have multiple appointments, so they can keep them on track and communicate progress or delays in a timely manner with other departments. Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more last_img read more

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first_imgTV writers share wages in online document to examine ‘pervasive’ pay disparities by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 24, 2018 12:33 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 24, 2018 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by Sony Pictures shows Michelle Williams, left, and Mark Wahlberg in TriStar Pictures’ “All The Money in the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fabio Lovino/Sony-TriStar Pictures via AP center_img TORONTO – As headlines swirl over pay disparities in Hollywood, a sharable Google Doc has been making the rounds in the screen industry, encouraging TV writers, executives and assistants to anonymously reveal their wages.The document is in spreadsheet form and asks participants to share such information as pay, which studio and network they work for, their work title, their gender and whether they’re a person of colour. Participants can also add other relevant information, such as whether they’re a part of a union, and how much experience they have.The high-powered sexual misconduct defence initiative Time’s Up has worked to shine a light on pay inequality, and the reshoots for the Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World” exposed how the issue can affect even A-listers.Earlier this month, word spread over a significant pay disparity between actors Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for the last-minute reshoots to help scrub Kevin Spacey from “All the Money in the World.” Wahlberg later agreed to donate the US$1.5 million he made for the reshoots to Time’s Up — Williams was reportedly paid less than $1,000.But the pay gap issue is also one that is felt in Canada, says Elvira Kurt, a Canadian comedian, actress and screenwriter.“Just because the document is in the Hollywood Reporter and it’s about Hollywood, it doesn’t mean that we’re immune to it up here,” Kurt said.“I think the stakes are always different between Canada and the U.S., just in terms of how much money is made, how much money is available. But yes, I suspect it’s exactly the same. Why wouldn’t it be?”Sections in the spreadsheet being shared online include “staffed writers,” “assistants,” “TV executives,” and “pilot quotes.” As of Wednesday afternoon, there were over 100 entries under “staffed writers,” and it appeared the networks/studios listed were all American.It was unclear who created the spreadsheet and participants were not asked to reveal their names.“Note to all reading: yes, people in industry are fully aware that experience, leverage, etc etc factor into pay — this is still helpful to many of us to cross check studio/network we’re at,” said a note in the “rules” section of the document.J. Miles Dale, the Toronto producer behind 13-time Oscar nominee “The Shape of Water,” applauded the intentions behind the document.“It’s great that everything is coming to light and before you can fix it, you have to bring it to light,” said Dale.“Now I feel like that is on the road to being addressed solidly and it’s going to be much harder for anybody to get away with it and harder and harder every day. So good for the people who are trumpeting it. I feel like it’s incumbent on executives, agents, attorneys, anyone who’s advocating, frankly, for either side to recognize the importance of it.”Kurt said the shared document “is just backing up what we all know anecdotally, not just from the bigger cases but just what you rationalize to yourself about what you’re making, or what your experience even is.”But it does help raise awareness, she added.“The significance of this is seeing the starkness of it, just how pervasive it is,” she said.“When it’s just anecdotal, then it may be easier to rationalize…. There’s no escaping it when you’re looking at the evidence…. It makes it harder to look away, to not realize how pervasive it is, and your own personal complicity.“For me in the low-power position, it represents just how big the mountain is. When you’re climbing it, all you can see is what’s in front of you. A document like this is suddenly like, ‘Oh my god, this is Everest.’”last_img read more

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