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Intraoperative radiation therapy, opportunities for clinical practice normalization: MEDTING, a scientific platform

Felipe A. Calvo, Laura Alonso Murillo, Morena Sallabanda, Javier Martinez-Villanueva, Rafael Herranz, Claudio V. Sole
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.08.009
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(4):253-258.

open access

Vol 19, No 4 (2014)
Original research articles
Published online: 2014-07-01
Submitted: 2013-02-28

Abstract

Aim

To use a platform to analyze a subgroup specialized in evaluation of patients candidates to IOERT.

Background

Medting is a project that was initiated to support daily clinical activity, knowledge management and medical education by sharing information with other physicians. The project began at the “Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón”, which has a dedicated oncology physician's multi-specialist committee. There are many scientific social networks all over the world. Medting is the only platform that specializes in healthcare and has been developed for hospital purposes.

Materials and methods

Medting brings all together the relevant clinical information from electronic medical records and picture archiving about the patient to study. Subplatform Medting-IORT was created on February 2, 2012 at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon. It has 23 members, have been registered 18 cases with 238 multimedia images.

Results

Medting started with 28 physicians and five departments. After 6 months, proof of concept period, there are 225 physicians, more than 120 medical students and 39 departments in 3 hospitals using the scientific social network. Furthermore, the project is being extended on three more hospitals in Madrid.

Conclusion

Medting gives the opportunity to oncology physicians to access all relevant clinical information with the ability to discuss case notes and view images at any time. The impact of the Medting platform in a subgroup working team to evaluate IOERT patients candidates is included in the analysis. The use of a constantly updated repository based on real cases and the documentation of the internal activity of the tumor committee beyond the medical record, has become an extraordinary tool for teaching, training and learning.

Abstract

Aim

To use a platform to analyze a subgroup specialized in evaluation of patients candidates to IOERT.

Background

Medting is a project that was initiated to support daily clinical activity, knowledge management and medical education by sharing information with other physicians. The project began at the “Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón”, which has a dedicated oncology physician's multi-specialist committee. There are many scientific social networks all over the world. Medting is the only platform that specializes in healthcare and has been developed for hospital purposes.

Materials and methods

Medting brings all together the relevant clinical information from electronic medical records and picture archiving about the patient to study. Subplatform Medting-IORT was created on February 2, 2012 at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon. It has 23 members, have been registered 18 cases with 238 multimedia images.

Results

Medting started with 28 physicians and five departments. After 6 months, proof of concept period, there are 225 physicians, more than 120 medical students and 39 departments in 3 hospitals using the scientific social network. Furthermore, the project is being extended on three more hospitals in Madrid.

Conclusion

Medting gives the opportunity to oncology physicians to access all relevant clinical information with the ability to discuss case notes and view images at any time. The impact of the Medting platform in a subgroup working team to evaluate IOERT patients candidates is included in the analysis. The use of a constantly updated repository based on real cases and the documentation of the internal activity of the tumor committee beyond the medical record, has become an extraordinary tool for teaching, training and learning.

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Keywords

Intraoperative radiotherapy; Medting; Education

About this article
Title

Intraoperative radiation therapy, opportunities for clinical practice normalization: MEDTING, a scientific platform

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 19, No 4 (2014)

Pages

253-258

Published online

2014-07-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2013.08.009

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(4):253-258.

Keywords

Intraoperative radiotherapy
Medting
Education

Authors

Felipe A. Calvo
Laura Alonso Murillo
Morena Sallabanda
Javier Martinez-Villanueva
Rafael Herranz
Claudio V. Sole

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