LAS VEGAS, February 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
HIMSS Booth #818 - At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2016 meeting (HIMSS16), Elekta will showcase Elekta Healthcare Analytics, which provides advanced dashboards and reports to accelerate data analysis and improve clinical, operational and financial decision making. HIMSS16 convenes February 29-March 4 in Las Vegas.
Introduced at HIMSS15, Elekta Healthcare Analytics is now in use at many US cancer centers. The solution - which Elekta staff will demonstrate at its HIMSS16 booth - is designed to enable physicians and administrators to harness the enormous volume of data generated by health care systems.
Elekta Healthcare Analytics includes tools that provide new ways to:
- Identify areas for cost reduction
- Eliminate inefficiencies and identify potential quality improvements
- Manage and measure resource utilization
- Monitor care patterns and operational trends across the network
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital (Lake Forest, Illinois) is among the clinics using Elekta Healthcare Analytics.
"The Elekta Healthcare Analytics tool provides Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital with real-time, instant access to the information we need to deliver world class oncology care to our patients," says Marc Posner, M.D., Medical Director at the Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. "We have full access to key indicators including patient wait times, department workflow, time to consult, sim and treatment and other key parameters, that reflect patient satisfaction and department efficiency. Elekta Healthcare Analytics is a key tool to help us manage our oncology clinic in the new health care environment."
"Elekta has been helping customers collect, manage, and analyze their data for over a decade with its Knowledge Management portfolio offerings, and proudly carries a legacy of understanding about the complexity of data associated with cancer centers," says Todd Powell, Executive Vice President, Comprehensive Oncology Solutions.
At HIMSS16, Elekta will also feature other Knowledge Management applications including analytics for registries.
Elekta will be demonstrating MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS), installed in more hospitals than any other OIS and a vital source of data for Elekta Healthcare Analytics. MOSAIQ is a comprehensive OIS, offering robust information management solutions for both radiation oncology and medical oncology. Clinical teams can make fully informed decisions and optimize daily operations more efficiently with a single point of access, aggregating patient data, clinical regimens and pharmacy information.
Elekta is committed to efficient care management for medical oncology. HIMSS16 attendees are encouraged to visit the Elekta booth to learn more about the latest MOSAIQ improvements for medical oncology. MOSAIQ has integrated additional charting functionality, as well as key stability and performance improvements for releases 2.62 and 2.64.
More than 1,000 radiation oncology and medical oncology practices in North America have selected MOSAIQ to drive clinical performance in their organizations.
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, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, 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 health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.
Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website: http://www.elekta.com .
For further information, please contact:
Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
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Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager, Elekta
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