Oncology Medication Management System

Oncology medication management systems are central to modern cancer treatment, providing healthcare professionals with a means of planning and administering treatment safely and effectively. Omda Oncology is an innovative medication management system that provides end-to-end coverage for oncology treatment. In the process, it streamlines workflows, supports clinical decision-making and improves patient safety and healthcare outcomes.

Understanding oncology medication management systems

Oncology medication management systems are highly specialised digital solutions that assist healthcare professionals in managing complex cancer treatments and medication regimens. They can cover everything from treatment planning, prescribing and pharmacy production to administration, analytics and inventory management, and facilitate various types of treatment, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy and supportive comedication.

Core benefits of oncology medication management solutions

To better understand how oncology medication management systems improve healthcare provision, we identified six core solution benefits.

Improved patient safety

Patient safety is the focal point around which all effective oncology medication management systems are built. While these digital tools benefit medical professionals and healthcare organisations, patient safety is the primary concern. As such, solutions should include a range of features that improve healthcare outcomes and patient safety.

Oncology medication management systems achieve this in several ways. Frequently, they feature an extensive set of integrated checks and balances, minimising opportunities for human error at every step. In the Omda Oncology solution, the production, prescription and nurse administration modules are also fully integrated, ensuring consistency of information and eliminating opportunities for miscommunication or inter-system mistranslation.

Streamlined workflows

At the same time, oncology medication management solutions also streamline medical workflows, saving healthcare professionals valuable time, reducing workload and enabling them to spend time on other critical aspects of their work. This has a significant impact on productivity and efficiency, ensuring healthcare organisations can do more with less.

Examples of streamlined workflows and processes in the Omda Oncology solution include automatic dosage calculations based on patient protocols and patient parameters, as well as automatic prescription transmission and generation of cGMP-compliant production worksheets with calculations and labels. Post administration, patient records are automatically updated, removing the need for time-consuming manual updates.

Enhanced collaboration

Oncology treatments (and medication management generally) typically require input from a large number of medical teams and departments. Historically, communication between these various components has not been quick, easy or efficient. This also means it was relatively error-prone. Digital oncology medication management systems provide all relevant medical professionals with the same information and an accurate, real-time perspective on treatment progression.

This only works when systems facilitate a free and frictionless flow of information between physicians, pharmacies, nurses and back-office employees. Leading oncology medication management solutions aim to link all aspects of oncology care, connecting clinical components as diverse as electronic patient records, compounding robotics and inventory management systems.

Decision-making support

While oncology medication management solutions should streamline workflows, they must do so in a way that provides healthcare professionals with comprehensive support and assistance. By guiding professionals through key processes, the solution encourages safe and effective oncology treatment at every stage of the treatment journey.

Solution providers can integrate decision-making support into almost any aspect of the treatment process. For instance, Omda Oncology utilises the Electronic Administration (ELAS) system, which features electronic nurse administration templates to support the Five Rs – right patient, right drug, right dose, right administration route and right time. It also features pre-loaded treatment protocols and allows practitioners to create unlimited new regimens and protocols.

End-to-end management

One of the most significant benefits of high-quality oncology medication management systems is the ability to control all aspects of oncology medication through a single solution. By ensuring all those involved in oncology treatment, from nurses and lab technicians to physicians and administrators, are connected, you simplify critical processes, reduce costs and drive efficiencies.

End-to-end coverage is the gold standard when it comes to healthcare solutions. Complex, multi-solution digital infrastructure presents various challenges. Whether it is managing integrations, ensuring consistency and accuracy of information on different solutions, or facilitating communication between healthcare professionals using distinct systems, it is never simple or easy. End-to-end solutions address these problems, enabling healthcare organisations to focus on the things that really matter.

Greater transparency and traceability

Transparency and traceability are crucial qualities in oncology medication management. First and foremost, they enable organisations to identify errors and implement changes to prevent them from recurring. Without traceability, it is difficult to know exactly what is going wrong and prevent mistakes. Secondly, they improve the analysis of treatment outcomes by carefully monitoring all parameters and variables. This allows professionals to make controlled treatment modifications and better optimise medication administration.

Effective oncology medication management systems will record almost every aspect of medication prescription, production and administration, ensuring end-to-end traceability and promoting greater accountability.

Patient-facing components

Today, patient-facing oncology medication management components provide healthcare organisations with a way to support home medication administration and provide patients with additional information. Solutions like Omda Wellme encourage patients to administer the correct treatment in the right way, at the right time, promoting greater accuracy and improving treatment outcomes. They also facilitate qualitative patient feedback on issues such as medication feedback.

Perhaps most importantly, patient-facing solutions create a direct link between patients and the medical professionals responsible for their care. The solution immediately notifies patients of any changes to their medication, prompts them to take it and enables clinical staff to monitor treatment progression.

Omda Oncology – an industry-leading solution

With a reputation for excellence that spans more than 20 years, Omda Oncology is a stable, reliable and continuously evolving oncology medication management solution. Highly specialised and user-focused, the solution is designed to help healthcare providers overcome sector-specific challenges and facilitate a holistic approach to oncology care.

Connecting healthcare professionals across the treatment spectrum, Omda Oncology automates critical operational processes, supports decision-making and safeguards patient safety with comprehensive checks and balances. By adopting a holistic approach that aims for both greater efficiency and improved healthcare outcomes, Omda Oncology enables organisations to better meet the needs of cancer patients.

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Name
Knut Ivar Rødningen
Business Area Manager – Medication Management
knut.ivar.rodningen@omda.com
He is based in the company’s headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

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