ATLANTA, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta's MOSAIQ® oncology electronic medical record (EMR) – the first and only oncology-specific comprehensive EMR to receive complete certification under the HITECH Act – has propelled Elekta to the top rank overall among 20 comprehensive oncology / hematology EMR vendors in the annual Black Book Rankings for 2011. The four end-to-end service lines defining a "comprehensive ambulatory EMR vendor" were: electronic health records and document management; practice management and revenue cycle management; e-prescribing; and patient accessibility.
In the third quarter of 2010, Black Book Rankings (a division of Brown-Wilson Group, Inc.), surveyed 576 qualified users, implementers and administrators of oncology / hematology physician practices in the focused Black Book study of the top 20 EMR vendors. Eighteen Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), or criteria of operational excellence, are employed, scored on each respective vendor by client type, and ranked on a 0-10 scale per KPI.
Elekta achieved a nearly perfect score on 13 of the 18 KPIs (avg. 9.84). The EMR vendor receiving the number two overall rank in the survey achieved top marks in only two of the 18 KPIs. Elekta's top KPIs included (were):
One of the key findings* of the survey was that the KPIs of client relationship and cultural fit, and reliability, were among the most important attributes influencing EMR Services client satisfaction with their 2011 EMR providers.
Leveraging more than 20 years of leadership and expertise of IMPAC Medical Systems, MOSAIQ is the tool of choice to manage cutting-edge treatment centers. Learn more about the world's most widely used oncology information system at www.elekta.com/MOSAIQ.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.
Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives, making the future possible.
Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 5,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from the Elekta Group.
Elekta employs around 2,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. For more information about Elekta, please visit www.elekta.com.
About Brown-Wilson Group and Black Book Rankings
Brown-Wilson Group, through Black Book Rankings, maintains the business perspective that because the EMR and government stimulus program marketplace is so complex and dynamic, the healthcare industry is looking for the most valid and premium knowledge. BWG's answer to that need has been to provide continuous EMR software supplier data and research that helps buyer executives throughout their process-improvement lifecycle, investors in their due diligence processes, and vendors with a measurement standard set to improve customer services.
This report has been developed for the medical/physician practice, hospital and e-prescribing industries with the 2-5 purpose to ensure the growth and success of initiatives by clients, users, prospective clients, analysts, venture capitalists and investors, media outlets and press, competitive vendors, subcontractors, service suppliers, supporters and advisors in the evolving EMR continuum.
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