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IntelliDose Customer Wins 2010 AMDIS Award

Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology Consultants Practice Goes Paperless to Ensure Highest Quality Patient Care and Contain Costs

WALTHAM, Mass. (Jul 14, 2010) IntrinsiQ® congratulates Marilou Terpenning, M.D., F.A.C.P. of Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology Consultants on earning a 2010 AMDIS Award. Given by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), the prestigious award recognizes Terpenning’s success in using IntelliDose®, IntrinsiQ’s chemotherapy management solution, to achieve the highest levels of practice efficiency and patient care.

Medical oncology is a highly complex specialty because of the inherent intricacy and risk involved with chemotherapy treatment planning, order writing, dose calculation and safety checks.  Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology Consultants has established a virtually paperless practice, and uses the IntelliDose computerized physician order-entry (CPOE) to manage highly detailed treatment regimens and patient records. All caregivers in the practice now manage their daily workflow electronically to: 

  • Automate the calculation and tracking of the complete chemotherapy line of treatment
  • Establish a library of treatment plans and protocols to allow all physicians to standardize on the most clinically and cost effective treatment regimens
  • Track and verify drug usage to help manage drug inventories and negotiate preferred pricing with suppliers
  • Capture complete information for accurate billing – reducing accounts receivable time

Terpenning took a hands-on approach in the selection of software, implementation and integration across the practice’s health information systems – ultimately resulting in more effective treatment regimens and daily business operations.

“Dr. Terpenning’s practice is a shining example of what’s possible when outstanding medicine and advanced technology work together,” said Jeff Forringer, president of IntrinsiQ. “Her invaluable feedback and persistent dedication certainly fuel our own innovation. She sets the bar for all oncology practices who are striving to improve the use of technology and patient care.”

The annual AMDIS awards recognize excellence in applying information systems and computer technology to the practice of medicine. Winners are selected for:

  • Demonstration of a successful medical information systems/technology application
  • Use of information systems to improve patient care
  • Use of information technology to support a more effective medical practice
  • Use of information systems/technology to improve workflow and contain health costs


About IntrinsiQ

IntrinsiQ, LLC is the leading provider of medical oncology clinical information systems and the premier source of US oncology data and analysis.  Each month, IntrinsiQ’s clinical software application, IntelliDose, captures the treatment decisions and details from more than 750 oncologists, for nearly 20,000 patients, creating a database unrivaled in accuracy, detail and timeliness of information about the medical oncology care process.  IntelliDose ensures patient safety though automation and standards designed to meet the needs of a specific practice, saving staff time, maximizing reimbursement and reducing operating costs.  IntelliDose interfaces with leading EMR and hospital information systems, extending existing or planned technology investments to include cancer patient management. For more information, visit

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