HONG KONG, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 of MOSAIQ, 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 MOSAIQ sites in Taiwan, Singapore, Toronto (Canada) and New York City, New York in the United States.
"These visits convinced us that MOSAIQ would provide the one-stop, centralized database we needed for easy access to patient care and management," he says. "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. Everything went smoothly, so we were able to go live with MOSAIQ in August."
He adds that the open connectivity to all systems that MOSAIQ affords 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.
"Integrating the different treatment and planning platforms was critical," Chiu observes. "If you want to integrate all your systems and work from a single database, MOSAIQ is the best choice."
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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 the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website: www.elekta.com.