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How to Improve Operational Outcomes
June 4, 2020
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

How to Improve Operational Outcomes

Molly Patt is the radiation oncology department administrator at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center. Patt shared details about more about her poster presentation, “Visual Management and Team Huddles Improve Operational Outcomes,” from the 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Oncology Clinical Trials Amidst the Pandemic
May 27, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Oncology Clinical Trials Amidst the Pandemic

As COVID-19 took hold, it upended almost everything in health care. It has changed how healthcare providers work and how patients receive their care. The media have reported on the increased use of telehealth, treatment delays and the impacts on clinical trials. Typically, according to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 3 to 5 percent of adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials.

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Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology
May 20, 2020
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

Sarah Lombardi is the Regional Quality Safety Coordinator for the Department of Radiation Oncology and Yale New Haven Hospital. Lombardi shares with SROA a more in-depth look at the importance of a quality and safety coordinator in radiation oncology.

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Getting Organized to Get Things Done
May 13, 2020
Posted by: Shannon Sperati

Getting Organized to Get Things Done

Do you ever feel like there is too much to do and not enough hours in the day?

I do. I bet most of us do. If you’re anything like me, you’re juggling projects at work and at home. As the work piles up, you can feel paralyzed. Take this blog post, for instance –– I promised to complete it an embarrassingly long time ago. On top of that, it’s based on David Allen’s book, The Art of Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

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Radiation Oncology Career Growth Starts with a Conversation
May 6, 2020
Posted by: Brenda Marie Palo

Radiation Oncology Career Growth Starts with a Conversation

Job satisfaction is important because it helps us have a healthy attitude that permeates all areas of our life. One was to ensure job satisfaction is having an honest conversation about career development with your manager. A good manager is willing to act as a mentor and help foster your career growth. 

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Small Steps to Tackle Workplace Burnout
April 30, 2020
Posted by: Melissa Kauffman

Small Steps to Tackle Workplace Burnout

"There's only really 13% of the workplace, the global workforce that is engaged and happy at work." We spoke with Jennifer Moss in a recent podcast interview for SROA SoundBoard, regarding workplace Burnout Within and Beyond the Pandemic.

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Radiation Oncology Code Capture Challenges
April 23, 2020
Posted by: Susan Vannoni

Radiation Oncology Code Capture Challenges

Radiation oncology code capture is one of the most difficult areas of code captures in all of medicine. 

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6 Tips to Help You Reduce Nursing Turnover Rates
April 15, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

6 Tips to Help You Reduce Nursing Turnover Rates

A recent article* published in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators offers suggestions on how to fix a nursing turnover problem.

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How One Facility Is Handling the Pandemic
April 8, 2020
Posted by: Mel Kauffman

How One Facility Is Handling the Pandemic

Amidst the rapid changes that have come about because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we spoke to Dr. Bisham Chera in a recent podcast interview for SROA SoundBoard, regarding changes in his department and how they are handling the pandemic.

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How to Bill for SBRT
March 25, 2020
Posted by: Tammy McCausland, Susan Vannoni

How to Bill for SBRT

Susan Vannoni, founder and CEO of Radiation Oncology Consulting LLC (ROC), provides some helpful answers in this Q&A to common questions about treatment delivery and management of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). All codes listed in this Q&A are from the AMA CPT.

 

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