Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service August 2013
Smart Health Announcement – Integrated Cancer Services – eHealth Innovation
August 2nd, 2013
Smart Health is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) for the delivery of a single, automated Internet-based cancer administration and clinical data system for use by multidisciplinary teams within the SMICS member health services. SMICS member health services include: Alfred Health, Cabrini Health, Monash Health and Peninsula Health and includes private practitioners and associated general practitioners. Approximately 1.4 million people reside in the SMICS catchment area.
Phase One of the project, development of Implementation Planning Study documentation, has been completed, delivered and accepted. Phase Two of the project, development and implementation, has started.
The SMICS solution includes integration and interfaces with the health services’ administrative and clinical information systems to exchange standards-based and non-standards-based-clinical data. Interfaces and interoperation is already configured at Alfred and Monash Health and we have completed prototype development of the multidisciplinary meeting management system solution. Much of the clinical capability was in the existing Smart Health solution.
A major goal of this project is to deliver improved clinician access to patient health information, across practices, to support multidisciplinary team meetings and improve the quality and continuity of patient care.
Smart Health will deliver integrated patient-centric health records that support the administration of cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings. The solution will be delivered using Smart Health’s existing managed health information solution, with extensions to support cancer MDT meetings. Patient information will be imported into the system through interfaces to patient administration systems (PAS), clinical information systems and pathology and radiology services, where interfaces and standards-based messaging are supported. The MDT will support ten tumour streams, including Haematology; Breast; Colorectal; Gynaecology; Genitourinary; Upper Gastrointestinal; Skin; Neurology / Central Nervous System; Lung; and Head & Neck.
SMICS manager, Tracey Tobias, said “We have found Smart Health to be professional, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. One of Smart Health’s strengths in our tender process was its existing cross-practice, multi-disciplinary clinical information and repository solution, that can be readily customised to meet the requirements of new managed health programs, particularly programs that operate across multiple health practices and health services.”