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2021 General Session: Crisis Leadership in a Time of Pandemic - Presented by Dr. Ralph Gigliotti
October 25, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

2021 General Session: Crisis Leadership in a Time of Pandemic - Presented by Dr. Ralph Gigliotti

Sunday afternoon’s general session address featured Dr. Ralph Gigliotti, Director of Rutgers University’s Center For Organizational Leadership. He spoke about how crisis has become a more negative and complex term.

He presented six key strategies for administrators:

  1. Focus on items within your immediate control and influence.
  2. Develop a clear understanding of your leadership goals.
  3. Design strategies for meaningfully engaging others in strategy, change, planning and crisis efforts.
  4. Prioritize wellness and well-being.
  5. Adopt people-centered approaches for navigating the “minefield” of the post-pandemic workplace.
  6. Remember your why.

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2021 SROA Annual Meeting Keynote Session: Leading with Vitality - Presented by Sara Ross
October 25, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

2021 SROA Annual Meeting Keynote Session: Leading with Vitality - Presented by Sara Ross

SROA’s 38th Annual Meeting kicked off with a keynote presentation by Sara Ross, Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED, a leadership research and coaching firm. 

Three key takeaways from her presentation about developing a vitality mindset are:

  1. Be willing to unlearn old intentions and re-learn new responses to serve that impact.
  2. Shift your thinking from, “What’s wrong with them?” to “I wonder what’s going on with them.”
  3. Write your own positive proof with a resilience resume. Keep it close, update it often, refer to it regularly.

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Radiation Oncology Billing and Coding Q&A – Part 2
October 12, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Radiation Oncology Billing and Coding Q&A – Part 2

Teri Bedard, Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources with Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, discusses the RO-APM. This content originally appeared in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators, Vol. 31 No. 3.

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Radiation Oncology Billing and Coding Q&A – Part 1
September 30, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Radiation Oncology Billing and Coding Q&A – Part 1

Teri Bedard, Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources with Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, discusses some common billing and coding issues. This content originally appeared in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators, Vol. 31 No. 3.

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Patient Care: a Team Approach
July 29, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Patient Care: a Team Approach

This blog post is based on “A Team Approach to Patient Care,” an article published in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators, Vol 31, No 2. The publication is an SROA member benefit.

In September 2020, Jana Grienke, clinical administrator in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa Hospitals, was recognized as a “Healthcare Hero,” and her team approach to health care was featured in an article.

“In radiation oncology, we’re always uber focused on the safety of patients and staff, but when the pandemic started, it really did force us to have a different perspective and approach with things in the clinic,” she said. “Due to the urgency, we needed to make decisions quickly and sometimes in real time.”

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How to Improve Interoperability Through Standardization
July 16, 2021
Posted by: Mike Grindstaff

How to Improve Interoperability Through Standardization

This blog post is based on “Improving Interoperability Through Standardization,” an article published in Radiation Oncology News for Administrators, Vol 31, No 2. The publication is an SROA member benefit.

When clinics have separate standalone systems, often there are inefficiencies like duplication of effort, underuse of tools that can lead to errors from manual workarounds, and missing documentation. TriHealth operates five radiation therapy sites, three of which came online during the pandemic, so we needed to standardize workflows and software among all the sites.

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A Simple Tool To Help You Be Both Productive And Present
June 9, 2021
Posted by: Posteed by: Skot Waldron

A Simple Tool To Help You Be Both Productive And Present

The same distractions that interrupt office productivity also penetrate remote work environments. There can be spouses, kids, pets, laundry, and yard work to manage. So, how can you be simultaneously present and productive? By learning to set boundaries using common language and simple tools like the 5 Gears.

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The Dietitian's Role in Oncology
May 19, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

The Dietitian's Role in Oncology

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) improves patients’ ability to tolerate treatment, quality of life during and post-treatment, and survival. MNT reduces weight loss, unplanned hospitalizations, lengths of stay in hospital and breaks in treatment. More than 50 percent of cancer patients exhibit nutritional risk factors at their initial oncology visit, and roughly 80 percent of these patients experience malnutrition at some point during treatment

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Zoom Fatigue is Real
May 5, 2021

Zoom Fatigue is Real

Over the last year many of us have gone from days with face-to-face meetings to hours of virtual meetings. With accessibility increasing, it seems like more and more meetings are happening via online platforms such as Teams, Webex, and especially Zoom. 

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Practice Yoga in the Workplace to De-Stress
April 14, 2021
Posted by: Kate Vantucci

Practice Yoga in the Workplace to De-Stress

Sitting is the new smoking. I’m sure you’ve heard that one before. With more and more people working from home, and with laptops, cell phones and email, the lines between our work lives and home lives have most definitely blurred, which leads to longer working days and more hours spent “logged in.”

While studies have shown that we are not necessarily sitting more than our prehistoric predecessors we also aren’t getting up and moving around as much as we once did. Sure, we can buy a standing desk, or sit on an exercise ball while we work to mitigate some of the negative effects of sitting, but a better strategy might be to incorporate short periods of movement during the day.

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