Poster — Thur Eve — 51: An analysis of the effectiveness of automated pre-, post- and intra-treatment auditing of electronic health records

Authors

  • Joseph A.,

    1. Dept. of Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
    2. Dept. of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
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  • Seuntjens J.,

    1. Dept. of Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
    2. Dept. of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
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  • Freeman C.,

    1. Dept. of Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
    2. Dept. of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
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  • Parker W.,

    1. Dept. of Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
    2. Dept. of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
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  • Kildea J.

    1. Dept. of Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
    2. Dept. of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
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Abstract

We describe development of automated, web-based, electronic health record (EHR) auditing software for use within our paperless radiation oncology clinic. By facilitating access to multiple databases within the clinic, each patient's EHR is audited prior to treatment, regularly during treatment, and post treatment. Anomalies such as missing documentation, non-compliant workflow and treatment parameters that differ significantly from the norm may be monitored, flagged and brought to the attention of clinicians. By determining historical trends using existing patient data and by comparing new patient data with the historical, we expect our software to provide a measurable improvement in the quality of radiotherapy at our centre.

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