The Benefits of ONCOCHART
What effect will ONCOCHART have on my current R&V system?
If you currently require an R&V system to operate your linear accelerator, ONCOCHART will not replace the software that you need to operate your system. Whether you are an IMPAC/Mosaiq, VARiS/Aria, or Lantis user (together, called “R&V Applications”), the core functionality of those programs remains unchanged in an ONCOCHART environment.
If you are an RTT, you will continue to use your R&V software the same as you do now. In some ONCOCHART center the RTT may never use the ONCOCHART program. ONCOCHART interfaces with the R&V database, pushing or pulling data to and from the R&V database and the ONCOCHART database. This way, the RTT can perform their normal workload in the R&V system and the users throughout the center will see the results on their ONCOCHART screens. If you are not an RTT, chances are you may not need to use the R&V software anymore.
Think of the addition of ONCOCHART as a “wrapper” that expands the functionality of your present system.
How will I utilize ONCOCHART on my desktop and other departmental computers?
Other than RTT’s, all staff members will utilize ONCOCHART as their primary clinical computer application, replacing any EMR software that is currently being utilized. The advanced functionality of ONCOCHART will lead you with ease through the complexities of charge capture, documentation, electronic charting, scheduling and many other functions of an electronic medical record. All of this in full compliance with the rules of Medicare.
Will the Nurses use ONCOCHART?
The answer is yes! Our extensive Nursing documentation was developed based on the Oncology Nursing Society’s Radiation Therapy Patient Care Record. With ONS approval we incorporated their tools into our program, resulting in comprehensive nursing documentation.
Will ONCOCHART interface with my billing system?
ONCOCHART can interface with HL7 compliant entities. We are fully capable of sending and receiving HL7 messages and have been doing so for years.
Is it worth the money?
By following ONCOCHART’s guidelines, including documentation, compliance and protocol management, typical ROI is approximately 9 months (yes, we said MONTHS!). We have numerous examples of real life ROI that we invite you to examine, as well as a report derived from 15,000 cases managed both with and without ONCOCHART. Our unique pricing schedule makes ONCOCHART quite affordable.