Case studies of ChartAlert's impact

Explore a few examples of ChartAlert’s value below.

“ChartAlert has helped us significantly improve our treatment accuracy and safety.”

ChartAlert has already helped radiotherapy teams at some of the nation’s leading hospitals identify and correct problems. Our automated chart checking process and national benchmarking data enable clinical teams to efficiently zero in on potential issues, improving treatment safety and efficacy.

Case Study: Couch Vertical Settings

Couch vertical settings

At one leading clinic, ChartAlert’s automated review of patient treatment data revealed an ongoing discrepancy in couch vertical values between their TrueBeam system and the recorded values in MOSAIQ's treatment history. For example, the vertical on the TrueBeam would read 10.04 after shifts but record as 8.6 in MOSAIQ. The team investigated and discovered that a TrueBeam system setting needed to be adjusted. The problem disappeared — providing the clinical team with peace of mind that couch positions were being recorded correctly.

ChartAlert helped another clinical team recognize that their treatment landmark alignment was deviating out of tolerance. In this case, the couch vertical position was too high, causing three vertical overrides within a couple weeks’ treatments. ChartAlert was able to calculate exactly how much to adjust the couch vertical position in order to eliminate the overrides and more accurately treat landmark sites.

Case Study: Treatment Landmark Alignment

Treatment landmark alignment

Case Study: IGRT Shift

IGRT shift

Here, ChartAlert highlights one clinic’s outlier IGRT shift. The red alert highlights one month when the maximum shift exceeded the team's pre-set threshold.