Featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Georgia Cancer Specialists Leads Online Effort To Revolutionize Cancer Care—a web site created by Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) to improve the way doctors and nurses prescribe chemotherapy to patients —was recently featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC).

Urvaksh Karkaria penned the article, titled “Chemotherapy Web Site Improves Treatment,” which ran as the feature story in ABC’s Medical Alert section of the December 21-27 issue.

“We’re happy to see that people are starting to take notice,” said GCS President and CEO Dr. Bruce Feinberg. “It is important for cancer doctors and nurses to know they have access to a site that can help them administer chemotherapy treatments in a more accurate and efficient manner,” he said.

The site is modeled after a disease management system GCS developed and has used in patient care for several years.

Dr. Feinberg believes enhances patient care in three measurable ways:

  • By providing oncology professionals the latest treatment protocols, with strict adherence to the published dose, schedule, and administration guidelines.
  • By dramatically increasing the efficiency with which chemotherapy orders and related documents are generated.
  • By significantly reducing prescribing mistakes, administration errors, patient risk, and physician liability.

The site uses creates patient-specific chemotherapy orders and supporting documents based on physician or nurse-entered vital signs and disease parameters. An average order takes about one minute to enter and print. uses established peer-reviewed clinical guidelines to ensure that the most current disease protocols are outlined. Protocol selection and scientific content oversight are performed by a group of physicians, ONS-certified nurses and nurse practitioners, and pharmacists. All listed protocols are FDA approved, compendia listed, or both.

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