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Sep 07, 2011

Providers Seek Oncology IT Solutions that Successfully Combine Integration and Functionality

KLAS Press Release

Oncology is an extremely complex discipline. Part of that complexity results from  physicians moving between hospitals and clinics, patients moving between infusion suites and radiation oncology facilities, and medical records not being always immediately at hand. The new KLAS report Oncology IS 2011: Integrating the Island shares study results of oncology best-of-breed vendors and indicates that providers have invited enterprise HIT vendors to enter the oncology IT arena.

Varian ARIA’s score improved by eight points over the past year,  moving this niche solution from last place in the 2010 report (71.1 out of 100) to first place in this year’s report (79.6) and closer to the performance scores of the other oncology solutions. Elekta/MOSAIQ (78.7) and IntrinsiQ/IntelliDose (74.7) both continued to perform well this year, ranking second and third respectively. The competition for these three best-of breed vendors is tightening, as evidenced by their performance scores. Overall, Varian customers feel that the solution delivers a solid offering across the oncology suite, Elekta’s large client-base reports that MOSAIQ is a good oncology partner with a system that shows continued improvement and works well in the ambulatory space, and IntrinsiQ users say the solution offers robust oncology tools that complement any EMR.

Read the Press Release.