Navigation Links
Electronic medical record improves physician compliance of reviewing portal images, study suggests
Date:7/2/2012

The use of an electronic medical record (EMR) for reviewing portal images dramatically improves compliance with timeliness and record keeping, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Portal images are used to verify the positioning of patients during daily radiation treatments to improve the accuracy of the radiation field placement, to reduce exposure to normal tissue and to deliver accurate dose to tumor volumes.

"The benefits of the implementation and utilization of an EMR have been well documented. Other studies have shown that the use of EMR's improves the quality of care, saves time and decreases cost," said Andre Konski, MD, MBA, MA, co-author of the article. Konski is chief of radiation therapy at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center; and professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at theWayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.

The use of an EMR to review portal images was initiated at the investigators' institution in March 2010. Before this, portal images were reviewed on either radiographic film or printouts from machines equipped with electronic portal imaging. Patients who were treated by attending physicians present before and after the switch to the EMR were randomly selected for review of their portal images from 2009 for radiographic film and March to June 2010 for portal images in the EMR. The images were reviewed for their compliance with proper verification per departmental policy.

A total of 411 portal images were reviewed. Results showed that there was a statistically significant improvement in compliance with portal image review policy with the advent of using the EMR to review portal images.

"The use of an EMR for reviewing portal images dramatically improves compliance with timeliness and record keeping. More timely review of portal images is critical because it allows for higher quality care in the treatment of patients with radiation," said Konski.

"Given this study's findings, in accordance with a nationwide push for transitioning the EMR's, reviewing portal images via an EMR should be standard of care," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
PR@acr.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Electronic Cigarette Hub Offering Electronic Cigarette Kit with Risk Free Trial
2. New Electronic Cigarette Cartridges From V2Cigs For The Summer
3. Unique program bringing electronic medical record data to ambulances lauded
4. New Electronic Cigarette Free Trial Kit Adds More Years to Smokers Life by Making it Easy to Quit Smoking
5. Electronic data methods research seeks to build a learning health care system
6. Electronic Cigarettes Proven as One of the Most Effective Ways to Quit Smoking
7. A Safe Cigarette? Yes, Electronic Cigarettes Are Carcinogen-Free
8. Study examines use of a natural language processing tool for electronic health records in assessing colonoscopy quality
9. Through The Use Of Twitter, EverSmoke, A Popular Electronic Cigarettes Company, Is Encouraging Fans to Finish the Hashtag #iPlanToBe With What They Plan to Be
10. New American Chemical Society video: Behind the scenes tour of an electronic nose lab
11. New twist on ancient math problem could improve medicine, microelectronics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Immunotherapy has emerged as one of the most ... touted to be the next revolution in our fight against this complex disease. One ... of immune checkpoint inhibitors such as PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors. , While a few ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 29, ... ... suburbs and South Hills of Pittsburgh now have easier access to the ... only by Allegheny Health Network (AHN). Orthopaedic surgeons at Forbes Hospital and ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... The Wharton School of ... Julie Taffet Moelis, W’81, have made a $10 million gift to establish the ... that will provide a pathway to a Wharton MBA for highly-qualified Penn undergraduates whose ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... VisualSP has helped over ... recently, the only option for on-premises installation of its Help System for SharePoint was ... install the system into the entire tenant. , The company recently released a ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... Tuesday, March 28, 2017, is the annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, ... find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. In recognition ... by programming the LAX pylons the color red. Downtown’s U.S. Bank Tower Crown Lights ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017   Royal Philips (NYSE: ... technology, and PathAI, a company that develops artificial ... aim to develop solutions that improve the precision ... other diseases. The partnership aims to build deep ... of artificial intelligence to be applied to massive ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 2017 Neurim Pharmaceuticals ("Neurim") and ... exclusive marketing rights for Neurim,s new Rx PedPRM in ... ... sleep disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and neurogenetic ... for children. The collaboration with Exeltis will help increase ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... to their offering. ... The global patient safety and risk management software market is ... Patient safety has become a priority for almost all ... in the last decade and is currently on the verge of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: