BUILDING WORLD’S BEST ONCOLOGY DESIGN AND DELIVERY SOLUTION – PART 1

7 Years ago, I was responsible for delivering a BI solution in which we had to slice and dice the oncology clinical and financial data/information.

Very quickly I realized, if we model the regimen details differently , all the systems down stream (designing the regimen, delivering chemo therapy, cost estimation of a regimen, adherence etc.) could benefit tremendously.

We  have built a powerful system to make this vision a reality. I will be blogging about the system in next few episodes.

 

REGIMEN DESIGNER

Everything a starts with a regimen (which tells how a given type of cancer has to be treated). A typical chemotherapy regimen is quite complicated. It has to take lot of things in to consideration.

We have seen some complex civil structures (bridges, multi-story buildings, roads etc.) being  built. Civil engineers use tools such as AutoCAD to design and model this. Why don’t we provide a similar designer tool to oncologists? Theoretically it is possible to model a given regimen where a clinician can express the details of the regimen. This includes things such as numbers of cycles and length of each cycle, what agents are given on what day in a cycle, if the agents need supportive drugs (to increase the white blood cells, to stop patient from getting anemic etc.).

Well, we took that vision and built a cool designer (think of this a AutoCAD version for Oncologists). For example, the following screen shows a scenario where a clinician is designing a regimen (Happens to be ACT Version 4.0) and modeling the fact that this regimen could be used to treat set of breast cancers

 

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MANAGE PATIENTS THROUGH ONCOLOGY SPECIFIC EMR

 

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DELIVERING REGIMEN – CHEMOTHERAPY ADMINISTRATION

Chemotherapy administration is a very collaborative task. Lot of people have to co-ordinate to deliver chemo agents. Our solution shines in this aspect also.

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So much could be done in the area of cancer research and treatment. We are doing our part. Innovations/Improvements will make us productive and reduce errors.

More detail in upcoming posts….

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