Electronic Charting of Radiation Therapy Planning and Treatment: Report of Task Group 262.
washington; seattle; swedish cancer
While most Radiation Oncology clinics have adopted electronic charting in one form or another, no consensus document exists that provides guidelines for safe and effective use of the Radiation Oncology electronic medical records (RO-EMR). Task Group 262 was formed to provide these guidelines as well as to provide recommendations to vendors for improving electronic charting functionality in the future. Guidelines are provided in the following areas: Implementation and training for the RO-EMR, acceptance testing and quality assurance (QA) of the RO-EMR, use of the RO-EMR as an information repository, use of the RO-EMR as a workflow manager, electronic charting for brachytherapy and non-standard treatments, and information technology (IT) considerations associated with the RO-EMR. The report was based on a literature search by the task group, an extensive survey of task group members on their respective RO-EMR practices, an AAPM membership survey on electronic charting, as well as group consensus.
Health Information Technology
Mechalakos, James G; Dieterich, Sonja; Fong de Los Santos, Luis E; Fontenla, Sandra C; Hanley, Joseph; Harwalkar, Vijay A; Hong, Linda X; Jessica Huang, Y; Gwe-Ya Kim, Grace; Richardson, Susan L; Sutlief, Steven G; Yaddanapudi, Sridhar; Merkel, Sue; and Parry, Mark, "Electronic Charting of Radiation Therapy Planning and Treatment: Report of Task Group 262." (2021). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 5087.