Background: Simple software extensions to already existing software-infrastructure can monitor treatment results, increase patient safety and enhance patient comfort in a very cost-effective way. This is of particular interest due to the increasing implementation of quality management in radiotherapeutic treatment sites as well as due to the external cooperation in cancer centers. In this article, we present three different tools.
Results: First, “ToxReview” is a program extension to “MOSAIQ” 02.10. It correlates automatically radiation induced toxicity and treatment outcomes with therapeutic concepts (target volumes, radiation doses etc.). Data are shown in a simple tabular form.Second, “Patient Recognition” is a JAVA based program extension that aims to minimize the risk of mix-ups between patients. It does not need a MOSAIQ license. It identifies the actual patient uploaded in the treatment control station. On a monitor next to the treatment room entrance a portrait and the name of this patient is shown, enabling the assistance staff and the patient himself to check that his specific data are uploaded.Third, the add-on “Jukebox” enables to play patient individualized music and entertainment programs in the radiation room during treatment. No additional efforts are necessary for the assistance staff.
Conclusion: We present customer programmable software extensions with high value in daily clinical practice, to expand the possibilities of the pre-existing IT infrastructure.Quality management,patient safety and patient satisfaction are substantially increased.
Published on: May 16, 2016 Pages: 9-11