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COSD Companion and Matthew Coles

PhoenixSoft’s COSD Companion is a pathology reporting software solution that meets the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) v9 Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset (COSD) requirements. The Pathology Department at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is using the solution to facilitate rapid and accurate recording and reporting of all cancer datasets using Royal College of Pathology (RCPath) proformas.

Matthew Coles, Senior Biomedical Scientist, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, explains: “The dynamic data entry in COSD Companion is an extremely user-friendly feature for Consultant Pathologists. It enables them to report using the RCPath proformas which traditionally can be time consuming to work through as not all data categories need to be completed. COSD Companion automatically removes options that are not required – based on the Pathologist’s previous answers - and also has the added benefit of being able to generate the COSD output required by...

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