McKesson Specialty Health collaborates with oncologists to develop new oncology-specific iKnowMed Generation 2

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McKesson Specialty Health announced today the launch of iKnowMed Generation 2SM, a powerful web-based electronic health record (EHR) developed in collaboration with oncologists. Drawing upon their daily clinical experiences, more than 200 physicians have come together to help create a system that advances the quality and efficiency of cancer care delivery.

Generation 2 is designed to meet the unique needs of community-based cancer centers and to help physicians and their staff deliver high-quality care while improving patient safety and optimizing practice workflow. […] It is available from any web-enabled device, is optimized for mobile access via tablet or smart phone and allows the sharing of information between all oncology specialties including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons. Additionally, iKnowMed Generation 2 includes features such as detailed cancer diagnosis and staging content; an extensive, up-to-date cancer regimen library; flexible documentation options; e-prescribing; automated charge capture functionality and auto-sharing of clinical notes.

Oncologists attending the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting will be able to see these functionalities firsthand at the ASCO EHR Lab, an event for oncology professionals to research EHR technology and collaborate with leaders in the field of EHR development.

 

Relatris‘s insight:

An updated electronic health record management tool for mobile access and optimized interaction can be tested at ASCO 2013

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IBM Watson Demo: Oncology Diagnosis and Treatment

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The IBM Watson Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Adviser demo was created in close collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the world’s preeminent cancer treatment and research institutions. The demo scenario follows the interactions of a hypothetical oncologist and patient as they move through consultations, tests, treatment options, patient preferences and pre-authorization. It showcases IBM Watson’s capabilities in natural language processing, hypothesis generation and evaluation, and machine learning.

Relatris‘s insight:

Fascinating idea- let’s see how far it brings us.

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GE Healthcare Launches #GetFit Cancer Prevention Campaign

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GE Healthcare has today launched its third annual #GetFit (www.ge-getfit.com) global public awareness campaign on cancer prevention.

This award-winning campaign – now in its third year – is expected to reach several million people worldwide. #GetFit encourages participants to share their healthy habits and join in the challenge via social media. For every healthy habit and tip shared using the #GetFit hashtag, players will receive points and rewards that contribute to fuel a global “health-o-meter” – an interface displaying real-time progression related to the number of participants and their activity. New this year, is a web app that has been developed for mobile users to manage their healthy habits on the go.

As part of this year’s #GetFit campaign, several global challenges have been announced: Move Your Body; Eat Healthy and Own Your health. Participants can select their individual challenges, which focus on; sport, and active lifestyle, sun safety, food and nutrition, smoking and alcohol use. At the start of each challenge, participants can watch a short video with information and advice provided in a user-friendly way to guide and encourage participants on how to break bad habits and form healthy ones.

Relatris‘s insight:

Sounds like a calssical gamification showcase. Would be really interesting to survey the impact of the campaign- just PR or real sustainable effect on habits?

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Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Oncology Volume 04

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Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Oncology Volume 04, Issue 06: Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Benign and Malignant Brain Tumors.

The goals of this program are to improve management of brain metastases and review recent and ongoing research on immunotherapy for gliomas. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Compare the efficacy of different dosing strategies for whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in the treatment of brain metastases.
2. Determine whether a patient with brain metastases is likely to benefit from the addition of radiosurgery or conventional surgery to WBRT.
3. Evaluate the effect of WBRT on neurocognitive function in patients with brain metastases.
4. Explain principles of immunology that are manipulated in new approaches to immunotherapy.
5. Recognize the advantages of a patient-specific in vivo approach to immunotherapeutic induction vaccination.

Relatris‘s insight:

New audio programm for continued education- learn while driving a car or cleaning your house!

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1267922#ixzz2UTWhFYf8

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Study: Medical apps improve Physician ability to answer clinical questions in resource limited areas

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A recent study evaluated whether medical residents in Botswana had better clinical reference access through mobile medical applications over PubMed4Hh.

Relatris‘s insight:

Isn’t the correct answer rate a bit low in all the settings?

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THE ONCOLOGIST New App

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The Oncologist, the official journal of the Society for Translational Oncology (STO), is dedicated to helping oncology, hematology and radiation professionals stay on the cutting edge of new medical treatments and technologies, encouraging better cancer patient care and practice management.

The Oncologist Apps allow you access to the same trusted articles and case studies published in the current print and online editions of the Journal.

The Oncologist Apps allow you to:

View and download full-text articles from the last 12 monthsAccess supplements and publish-ahead-of-print articlesEmail or share via social networks articles and informationTake CME activities (coming soon to Android and Kindle Fire)Watch on-demand videos of global expert presentations and roundtables from The Oncologist Journal Mobile ChannelListen to article podcasts on the go

Relatris‘s insight:

Beside the clear, straight-forward design, the integration of the high-quality videos from meetings and symposia is great! The possibility to gain credits by watching lectures provided in the app is an additional big feature. This is where continued education has to go.

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