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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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Women's History Month
March 31, 2021
Posted by: Melissa Castan

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize the vital role of women in American history.

SROA’s Connect community offers members a platform to ask each other questions, share ideas, or, as the website says, “connect and collaborate.” We asked our Community members what women inspire them in honor of Women’s History Month. Here is a sampling of some of the responses we received.

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The Value of Onboarding
March 17, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

The Value of Onboarding

As administrators, we cannot underestimate the value and impact of a comprehensive onboarding program. Onboarding is the first opportunity for new hires to get a true sense of our organization’s culture.

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How to Lead a Meeting Effectively
March 3, 2021
Posted by: Skot Waldron

How to Lead a Meeting Effectively

People want to feel valued, heard, and understood in every environment. So, how do you know which team members want to be led in which way? First, seek to understand yourself, then seek to understand others. The way you communicate will lead to building or destroying your workplace culture.

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A New Cancer Survivorship Clinic
February 17, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

A New Cancer Survivorship Clinic

Given the growing number of survivors––22.1 million survivors of cancer by 2030 according to American Cancer Society estimates––specific services will be needed to deal with long-term side effects and tools to help them maintain their quality of life.

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Diversity Matters Revisited –– Overcoming Adversity in Radiation Oncology
January 6, 2021
Posted by: Tammy McCausland

Diversity Matters Revisited –– Overcoming Adversity in Radiation Oncology

This blog post sources its content from “Diversity Matters Revisited,” an article published in November 2020 in SROA’s quarterly news publication, Radiation Oncology News for Administrators.

 

 

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