- 19 July 2018 18:41
Oncology Information System Market: An Evolution In Medical Sector
An oncology information system (OIS) can help clinicians to verify that they are treating the right patient, the right site and with the right procedure, giving patients more confidence in their care. Patient identification (ID) matching, validity checks, multi-level approvals, image registration and review alerts, timeouts and quality checklists all play their part in helping to deliver safer radiation therapy treatment.
To improve clinical practice overall, a comprehensive oncology information system enables clinics to move beyond basic automation and convert EMR data into aggregated, multidimensional information to support important decision-making in treatment of, and improving, patient outcomes. The University Medical Centre Mannheim in Germany uses an OIS solution throughout their radiotherapy department.
Oncology is a branch of medicines that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This has improved the survival of cancer patients, by reducing the risk of tobacco and alcohol consumption, screening of cancer, and by discussing and treating at comprehensive cancer center. Oncology information system allow to check the all parts of oncology care for patients.
A system that can manage patient treatment schedules, treatment plans, treatment delivery, treatment summaries, and results is inevitable. An oncology information system (OIS) can be used to manage these data. This OIS will encompass the information exchange between radiation therapy departments and the overall healthcare enterprise. Particle therapy departments utilize many information systems. For medical safety purposes, patient demographic information and treatment data should be shared among these systems. The OIS must be connected with other hospital information systems (HISs, e.g., electronic medical records).