Friday, February 13, 2009

ASCO's social networking site for EHRs

ASCO has a ning community set up for EHRs. It's great to see ASCO geting into Web 2.0. It makes sense that those who work in the EHR space would want to get connected online and build a social network. Have you taken a look?

Currently there are over 300 members and they are discussing all sorts of issues that are pertinent to oncology, palliative care, and electronic health records (EHRs). I encourage you to take a look if you're interested in the EMR/EHR market and if you have a special interest in oncology.

ASCO is the American Society of Clinical Oncology and it's primarily for medical oncologists. You also have SNO - the society for neuro-oncologists and ASTRO - American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. Don't forget about SGO - the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. And of course you have SSO - the Society of Surgical Oncology. Don't forget the nurses - ONS - Oncology Nursing Society. Plus you have SUO - the Society of Urologic Oncology. Are all these acronymns starting to get confusing? Well, take a look at this list:

  • European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
  • International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS)
  • Oncology Nursing Society Foundation (ONSF)
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS)
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO)
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
  • American Association for Cancer Education (AACE)
  • CancerClimber Association (CCA)

There are so many more, but I'll run out of space soon. Can you keep up with all of these?

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