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Unleashing possibility in multidisciplinary oncology care

Leadership Perspectives

In an increasingly complex cancer care environment, dedicated oncology informatics has never been more important.

MOSAIQ® Plaza offers so much more than treatment management. It is a dedicated oncology informatics ecosystem, built from the ground up specifically for cancer care providers. Putting patients firmly at the center, it helps both medical and radiation oncology professionals streamline workflows, stay informed, and coordinate care throughout a patient’s entire treatment journey.

Andrew Wilson
By Andrew Wilson, President, Oncology Informatics

One key highlight of the technology is that it can be customized and scaled according to the individual needs of each cancer clinic or organization. Incorporating many different aspects of patient care, including patient engagement, clinical decision support, treatment management, data analytics and cancer registry requirements, MOSAIQ Plaza helps providers understand the complete picture of care for patients receiving multimodal treatments over a long period of time–from diagnosis, through treatment, to ongoing surveillance and survivorship. Using the latest digital technology, it empowers care teams to connect to their data, their work, their colleagues and their patients whenever they need to, wherever they are, and in a simplified way.

The need to stay connected in this way has been particularly highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in many oncology professionals having to perform some aspects of their work from home. Organizations, such as Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, have found MOSAIQ SmartClinic to be invaluable in allowing their staff to be more mobile and to work remotely, enabling them to complete tasks, access information and monitor departmental workflows from any location (read more).

Harnessing data to improve patient care

Personalized precision medicine relies on having the most up-to-date data to hand, and this data can come from a wide range of sources: hospital information systems; diagnostic imaging, tests and biopsies; clinical trials and population studies; previous and ongoing treatments, to name but a few.

“MOSAIQ Plaza provides the means to access, capture, organize, utilize and analyze all of this data easily while maintaining a single source of truth within MOSAIQ.”

The ability to maintain control over data and manage it effectively is critical to ensuring high-quality cancer care, both now and into the future. To this end, MOSAIQ Plaza provides the means to access, capture, organize, utilize and analyze all of this data easily while maintaining a single source of truth within MOSAIQ. It arms care teams with the information and insights they need to ensure high-quality, efficient, individualized patient care.

So much information is captured during patient treatments, from workflow progress to outcomes. Using integrated data analytics tools that provide valuable clinical and business intelligence, we aim to help our customers harness this information effectively; to enhance evidence-based decision support; and to provide more predictive workflows and outcomes–allowing them to unlock opportunities to advance comprehensive patient-centered care.

Data analytics has a significant role to play in this. When we measure what we are doing in a meaningful way, we want to end up with something that’s actionable. With the Real World Evidence tools within MOSAIQ Plaza, care providers can gain valuable clinical and operational insights that they can act on to improve patient care and realize tangible benefits within their organization. Not only that, but with highly customizable, automated reports, they can save time and better visualize the metrics that they’re monitoring, as frequently as they want to. This is what the team at Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute experienced. They made huge time savings by replacing laborious and time-consuming manual reporting with the automated reporting functionality of MOSAIQ Oncology Analytics. The impact of these tools has been far reaching within their organization and has supported them in their preparations for the RO APM (find out more here).

Providing an open and integrated digital environment

Of course, this harnessing of data requires the efficient and secure flow of information to and from multiple sources. In comprehensive cancer care environments, interoperability between solutions is really important to avoid duplication of technology and effort. One of the priorities with the MOSAIQ Plaza ecosystem is to make sure it stays open, giving departments the freedom to integrate with other healthcare information systems, to build their own technology, or to work with multiple vendors, if required. The open and integrated nature of MOSAIQ Plaza facilitates the smooth interoperability required to ensure seamless care pathways, providing the right information and insights, to the right people, at the right time.

“The open and integrated nature of MOSAIQ Plaza facilitates the smooth interoperability required to ensure seamless care pathways, providing the right information and insights, to the right people, at the right time.”

Additionally, hosting these software solutions in a secure, cloud-based architecture, such as Elekta Axis, allows hospitals to scale and expand without the need for huge investments in IT infrastructure. Built on Microsoft Azure, Elekta Axis ensures that data is protected by robust digital security measures. It brings our oncology informatics solutions together in a safe and streamlined way, offering the support, governance and reliability that cancer care providers need to enhance their oncology IT environment.

Looking to the future

As technology continues to advance, Elekta is committed to ensuring that MOSAIQ Plaza solutions are keeping pace and driving oncology care forwards. Themes for continued growth include:

  • Simplification and usability to enhance experience and practice for cancer care providers, with a strong focus on patient-centric care.
  • Customer engagement so that we can listen to real, current needs and respond accordingly.
  • Innovation and continuously taking our solutions to next level.
  • Stabilization to ensure our solutions are scalable and robust.

We are investing heavily in the future of oncology informatics so that we can continue to offer ways of simplifying the complexity of cancer care and to give patients hope when it comes to their cancer treatment.

Click here to find out more about how MOSAIQ Plaza can enhance your cancer care environment.

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