November 19, 2014 — In their efforts to better integrate the radiation therapy treatment and planning systems of multiple providers, clinicians at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital replaced their Varian ARIA oncology information system (OIS) with Elekta's Mosaiq OIS. Integrated with the hospital's Varian and Accuray linear accelerators and treatment planning systems, Mosaiq went live at the medical center in August.
"Radiotherapy planning and treatment need to be seamless processes, but that can be difficult to achieve when operating radiation treatment systems and planning systems from multiple vendors," says George Chiu, head, department of radiotherapy at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. "In 2011, when we began to explore how we could integrate the different systems under one database, we discovered that Elekta had a solution for that in Mosaiq."
In its evaluation, Chiu led a team that visited the Mosaiq installation at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. After that, a project team was assembled to gather more information at additional sites in Taiwan, Singapore, Toronto (Canada) and New York City.
"In April 2014, we set up a Mosaiq test environment in our hospital to evaluate hardware and software connectivity with our diverse array of systems,” Chiu says. “Everything went smoothly, so we were able to go live with Mosaiq in August."
He adds that the open connectivity to all systems means that patient information is no longer stored in separate systems. Clinicians at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital can now track patient treatment, clinical outcomes and quality measurements with more ease and efficiency.
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