Elekta to Host Educational Webinar on EMR Adoption for Cancer Care Providers

Attendees to learn practical solutions for achieving meaningful use

Atlanta, GA United States — Friday, July 16, 2010

Educating yourself and your practice on the latest HITECH news can be a daunting task. So, where should you start? Elekta Impac Software invites cancer care providers to attend a complimentary webinar outlining requirements, how centers can better prepare for implementation and recommendations for qualifying and receiving government monies.

Part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act offers incentives to physicians and hospitals who implement an electronic medical record (EMR) and starting in 2015, penalties for those who do not. These incentives will be issued to current users and new adopters of certified EMR systems who are able to demonstrate meaningful use.

“Research has shown that utilizing an EMR improves patient care, increases safety and simplifies compliance within the U.S. health care system,” says Sima Aziz, Business Line Manager for Elekta Impac Software. “The oncology field requires specific workflows and processes unique to the profession, and it is important that sites—from practices with a single clinician to groups with more than 100 physicians—develop an implementation timeline that ensures success.”  

Elekta’s HITECH webinars will take place Wednesday, July 28 at 10 a.m. EDT (7 a.m. PDT) and Thursday, July 29 at 5 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. PDT). To register, visit www.elekta.com/HITECH



About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,300 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. Website: www.elekta.com.

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Stina Thorman, Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
Tel: +46 8 587 254 37
Email: stina.thorman@elekta.com
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Michelle Lee Joiner, Director, Global Public Relations and Brand Management, Elekta
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