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Rad/onc metrics

  • 1.  Rad/onc metrics

    Posted 12 days ago
    Has anyone tried to capture the nursing work done in rad/onc? We are looking at productivity from all groups including dosimetry, nursing, MA's, elect. Currently we are using nursing time as acuity which translates ok especially after the linac is shut off but there's a myriad other tasks that have value but harder to capture. 
    Thanks in advance. 

  • 2.  RE: Rad/onc metrics

    Posted 11 days ago
    Edited by JULIE NATALE 11 days ago

    Utilizing both EMR's (ARIA and EPIC) we are able to quantify volumes and time spent in some nursing specific tasks. Inbasket analysis: triage, follow up calls and care coordination ( recently added)  is quantifiable . Med administration, iv contrast, time in a visit, number of nurse specific visits, number of visits where nurses are present and documenting. Pretty much anything documented and a report in the systems can pull from. Working towards capturing Volume of forms we complete With estimated times attached. The key is having teams document in the systems in a way that is able to be captured that allows us to show their productivity. Most were quick changes;  slight variations in what was already being done. I believe there  is potential for "chart prep time" As well. I only do this for department nursing. Hope this helps.


  • 3.  RE: Rad/onc metrics

    Posted 6 days ago
    ARIA has a tab which we use for nurse only visits, all patients sent for assessment by a nurse, and all inpatients who are monitored by our nurses. All duties quickly get logged and briefly described.  Another tab is used to log all intravenous access for simulation. We're using SPM for laryngoscopes and productivity reports can be run off of that software. Charges are entered at the time of service and reviewed. Phone triage is logged as an encounter every time.

    Hope that helps.

    John Hillson RN
    Hillsborough NC