St John of God Subiaco Hospital is the latest to try out Citadel Health’s oncology information management system.
The CHARM Evolution system has gone live for a pilot at the hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
WHAT IT DOES
CHARM Evolution serves as a centralised oncology patient record combining treatment plans, appointment scheduling, and simplified reporting for all outpatient consultations and same-day and overnight inpatient services.
WHY IT MATTERS
St John of God Subiaco has chosen the oncology solution expecting it to help improve its delivery of chemotherapy treatment and enable its care teams to consistently provide safe patient care.
Citadel added that the system also “offers clinicians remote access to relevant clinical information and streamlines clerical tasks, reducing the risk of error and enabling more time for patient care.”
Moreover, clinicians and pharmacists will have clear oversight of all prescriptions and treatments as they leverage robust data for deeper insights and long-term clinical trials.
THE LARGER TREND
This latest go-live of the CHARM Evolution follows recent implementations at Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton in Queensland and Monash Health in Victoria. Early this year, St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital signed a five-year contract to also deploy the oncology IMS across the hospital.
CHARM Evolution has also become the first oncology system to integrate with the Australian government’s My Health Record platform. This means it can now automatically upload chemotherapy event summaries to My Health Record, providing a patient’s care team instant access to such records.
ON THE RECORD
“Having the right information available to the right caregivers at the right time is vital to ensuring safe and optimised clinical decision-making at every step of the journey for our patients receiving cancer care,” St John of God Subiaco Hospital CEO Tina Chinery commented.