As part of consolidating the cancer care of four Western Australian public services into a single, multi-disciplinary facility, the clinics will transition from their existing oncology information systems (OIS) to Elekta's MOSAIQ OIS.
The conversion to MOSAIQ for radiation oncology, hematology/medical oncology and pediatric oncology at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC), Perth, WA, will occur in stages from mid-2015 to 2016.
The consolidation comprises the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and the new Children’s Hospital. The QEIIMC is the largest medical center in the southern hemisphere and globally recognized for its health care, research and education.
"Locating all of these services under one roof in the new cancer center is a major advantage; but the hospital needed a coordinated, central approach to information management, common to all cancer services and in support of about 500 cancer center staff," says Andrew Wilson, Managing Director, Elekta Australia. "MOSAIQ is the optimal solution to satisfy that requirement."
Today, over two thirds of radiation oncology departments in Australia rely on MOSAIQ OIS. Officials at the four clinics spent several months evaluating many of these departments and their use of MOSAIQ – both its features and its performance.
In addition to compatibility with virtually all linear accelerators (linacs), including the medical center’s Varian linacs and a CyberKnife treatment system, the following aspects of Elekta and MOSAIQ were critical in their decision to change to a new OIS, according to Wilson.
"MOSAIQ is the OIS of choice for both public and private providers in Western Australia and the country in general," Wilson adds.
"Its open systems architecture gives centers the flexibility to integrate existing systems and leaves open choices for future technology decisions."