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Electronic Charting in EBRT and Brachytherapy

J Mechalakos

S Richardson

S Sutlief

J Mechalakos1*, S Richardson2*, S Sutlief3*, (1) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, (2) Swedish Medical Center-Tumor Institute, Seattle, WA, (3) University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA


MO-A-BRB-0 (Monday, July 13, 2015) 7:30 AM - 8:25 AM Room: Ballroom B

The process of converting to an electronic chart for radiation therapy can be daunting. It requires a dedicated committee to first research and choose appropriate software, to review the entire documentation policy and flow of the clinic, to convert this system to electronic form or if necessary, redesign the system to more easily conform to the electronic process. Those making the conversion and those who already use electronic charting would benefit from the shared experience of those who have been through the process in the past. Therefore TG262 was convened to provide guidance on electronic charting for external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy.

This course will present the results of an internal survey of task group members on EMR practices in External Beam Radiation Therapy as well as discuss important issues in EMR development and structure for both EBRT and brachytherapy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be familiarized with common practices and pitfalls in development and maintenance of an electronic chart in Radiation Oncology
2. Be familiarized with important issues related to electronic charting in External Beam Radiation Therapy
3. Be familiarized with important issues related to electronic charting in Brachytherapy

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