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What to Look for When Selecting an Electronic Health Record for Your Community Oncology Practice - Free Educational Webinar

Saturday, February 13, 2010 General News J E 4
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 12 Community oncologists, practice administrators (PAs), executive directors (EDs), and clinical staff interested in learning the most important aspects to be aware of when selecting the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system most appropriate for your particular practice are invited to attend a free webinar at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. To register, visit www.opspharmacist.com/opes. Registration is free, but space is limited.

Medicare Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) incentives offered through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA ) begin in 2011. Many community oncology practices are starting the selection process for an EHR and finding themselves overwhelmed with the process. This free educational webinar, hosted by US Oncology, Inc., the nation's premier community oncology services company supporting a network of more than 1,300 physicians from across the nation and working with the medical industry to advance the science of cancer care, will help physicians, administrators and EDs identify which system is most appropriate for their particular practice.

Cindy Chavez, vice president of iKnowMed(TM), an oncology-specific electronic health record (EHR) system designed by oncologists for oncologists, and former practice administrator with more than 20 years of experience in oncology, will offer guidance in the planning process that will help practices set priorities to determine the best solution between a specialty-specific EHR and a general EHR. The webinar will also offer tips on evaluating the EHR vendor as a long-term partner and will conclude with a question and answer session to address practice-specific questions.

US Oncology offers free webinars through its Oncology Practice Education Series designed to provide community-based oncology practices with information and education to help them successfully negotiate today's cancer care environment. The company is well aligned with more than 1,300 oncologists from across the nation and is active in all relevant health care initiatives and in pursuing legislation that supports the delivery of quality cancer care in the community. US Oncology is dedicated to providing the industry with timely and important information about current legislation changes that will impact its network and community-based oncology overall.

About US Oncology

US Oncology, Inc., headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, works closely with physicians, payers, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturers, to identify and deliver innovative services that enhance patient access to advanced cancer care. US Oncology supports one of the nation's foremost cancer treatment and research networks, accelerating the availability and use of evidence-based medicine and shared best practices.

US Oncology uses its expertise to support every aspect of the cancer care delivery system--from drug development to distribution and outcomes measurement--enabling the company to help increase the efficiency and safety of cancer care. According to the company's last quarterly earnings report, US Oncology is affiliated with 1,310 physicians operating in 493 locations, including 98 radiation oncology facilities in 39 states. For more information, visit the company's Web site, www.usoncology.com.

SOURCE US Oncology, Inc.
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