True integration of cutting-edge care and timely translation of information from the bench to bedside requires an oncology practice to have knowledgeable physicians and a "toolbox of technology."
The push for clinical decision support technology in medicine is a logical consequence of our experiences as consumers and the need for intelligent support at the bedside.
The decision makers in your organization who are tasked with translating strategic directives into the tactical principles and processes that will guide the creation of your IT architecture must make many ground-level choices that will have profound long-term effects.
Dean Heller, MD, President of VideoMD—an online library of physician-created, patient education videos—explains the benefits to both patients and physicians of www.videomd.com.
Remember in the 1960s Star Trek series when Dr. McCoy would pass his medical tricorder over a prostrate body to discover not only which species of alien had invaded the young ensign, but also how to expel the creature with a dose of medicine?