Order From Chaos: The Benefits of Standardized Nomenclature in Radiation Oncology.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-16-2024

Publication Title

Pract Radiat Oncol

Keywords

washington; swedish; swedish cancer

Abstract

Although standardization has been shown to improve patient safety and improve the efficiency of workflows, implementation of standards can take considerable effort and requires the engagement of all clinical stakeholders. Engaging team members includes increasing awareness of the proposed benefit of the standard, a clear implementation plan, monitoring for improvements, and open communication to support successful implementation. The benefits of standardization often focus on large institutions to improve research endeavors, yet all clinics can benefit from standardization to increase quality and implement more efficient or automated workflow. The benefits of nomenclature standardization for all team members and institution sizes, including success stories, are discussed with practical implementation guides to facilitate the adoption of standardized nomenclature in radiation oncology.

Clinical Institute

Cancer

Specialty

Oncology

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