When Mount Sinai Health System was formed, the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) was already in place, so the Radiation Oncology department had to make a solid clinical and business case for investing in an additional EMR. The department has unique needs that Epic, as a general-purpose health record, is not designed to meet. In addition to the core record and verify functions that Epic software lacks, the department wanted automation to enforce standardized processes and workflows specific to radiation oncology, for the quality of care and safety of patients at all of its cancer centers. “For this, an information system tailored to the Radiation Oncology service is essential,” says Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Through an exhaustive evaluation process, the Radiation Oncology team made its convincing case for MOSAIQ.
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“By building bridges between MOSAIQ and Epic, we have been able to knock down barriers … users can get a window into MOSAIQ and see the information in real time.”
Kenneth Rosenzwig, MD
Professor and Chair