19 giugno 2017 Radioterapia

University of Wisconsin–Madison partners with RaySearch on next-generation OIS

The Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has entered into an agreement with RaySearch to pioneer the RayCare® oncology information system. The groundbreaking system will be used in the department’s strong multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and its focus on cutting-edge techniques.

RayCare facilitates comprehensive cancer treatment by unifying workflows for medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology. It helps promote a patient-centered approach to cancer treatment while increasing efficiency across the disciplines and meeting the demands of emerging techniques.

The system will be co-developed at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and three satellite clinics, and should be prepared for clinical operation thereafter. Ultimately, all the University’s oncology activities will be assessed for coordination through RayCare. As the University has also selected RayStation® as its treatment planning system, the efficiency gains provided by the integration of RayStation and RayCare will be evaluated.

John Bayouth, Chief of Radiation Oncology Physics at the UW-Department of Human Oncology, says: “As a forward-looking center, we are constantly exploring new ways to improve patient care. RayCare is being designed to coordinate our oncology disciplines and our hope is to realize the full potential of our diverse clinical resources.”

Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch, says: “The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a clear vision for the future of cancer treatment and research. RaySearch shares this vision, and I am proud to partner with them in developing an OIS that will extend their capabilities and help to keep them at the forefront.”

About the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Department of Human Oncology
The Department of Human Oncology provides comprehensive radiation oncology services to patients, conducts sophisticated research and provides advanced training to the next generation of health professionals.  The department, part of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, has nearly 30 faculty members and around 40 graduate and post-graduate trainees.

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