ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey by KLAS, an independent research firm, Elekta's (EKTA-B.ST) MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System earned the number one ranking in the medical and/or radiology oncology category of KLAS' "Oncology 2014: Integration is Key" report. The survey of 247 customers of various vendors said that "Elekta has improved their MOSAIQ interfaces to take a commanding lead over their competitors." MOSAIQ scored 82.4 out of 100, 93 percent of customers said they would buy again and 96 percent confirmed that MOSAIQ is part of their long-term plans.
This is the second year that it has received this recognition. It was also ranked highest in the KLAS' "Oncology 2013: Eyes Wide Open" report.
This year, the report indicated that in the "interface race," in which integration is more critical than functionality in the eyes of customers, providers were more pleased with Elekta's MOSAIQ pharmacy interfaces than they were in the 2013 KLAS oncology report, achieving a rating of 8.0, eclipsing last year's mark of 7.1. "Elekta's single database for radiation and medical oncology continues to be a strength for the continuity of oncology care," the report states.
The survey also revealed high customer appreciation for the improved workflow automation that Elekta provides in MOSAIQ via IQ Scripts, which "has been immensely helpful in speeding up workflow."
In the report, MOSAIQ was the highest performer in five out of eight categories, covering both medical and radiation oncology.
MOSAIQ is a complete patient information management system that efficiently manages patient care on a single solution, allowing effective treatment evaluation before, during and after delivery to ensure accuracy and safety. With more than 25 years of open systems support, MOSAIQ connects seamlessly to virtually any linear accelerator and planning system from any vendor, giving centers the flexibility to choose solutions that perform optimally for their practice and patients.
"We are pleased that once again MOSAIQ has satisfied customers' requirements for an OIS that is efficient, highly functional and above all easily integrated with the hardware and software that health care providers choose to use for the highest quality patient care," says Todd Powell, Executive Vice President, Elekta Software.
To learn more about MOSAIQ, visit www.elekta.com/MOSAIQ.
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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 NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website: www.elekta.com.
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.