Multi‐award winning home‐based infusion service, chemo@home has selected EpiSoft’s cloud‐based chemotherapy management software, Cancer CareZone as their core business software.
“We are really excited to be working with chemo@home, I think there is a real synergy between our two businesses, two highly innovative, women led businesses working together to make meaningful improvements in the care of cancer patients” said EpiSoft founder, Jenny O’Neill.
Perth based, chemo@home provides chemotherapy to patients in the greater Perth area and has recently expanded to Adelaide. The benefits of this service are enormous, patients of chemo@home having described how the service has empowered them, helping them to meet work, school and family commitments while also limiting fatigue, reducing the risk of picking up an infection and cutting travel costs and the reliance on relatives. For the staff of chemo@home the nature of the business does produce certain challenges particularly from a technology point of view. According to chemo@home founder, Julie Adams her business had very specific IT requirements. “As a mobile business, we needed an application that is
tailored to the specific needs of an infusion service but also is available on the web. With Cancer CareZone our nurses can view their schedule for the day, view the patient’s past treatments, medical history, the treatment plan for that day, record information and even dictate their clinical notes all on their 4G tablets, and this will deliver real efficiencies for our business.”
Sydney based eHealth company, EpiSoft launched Cancer CareZone back in 2014, and since then its footprint for its chemotherapy module now spreads across 5 Australian states, while the platforms other chronic disease management modules are used by organisations across Australia, New Zealand, mainland China and USA.
CareZone is Australia’s first stand‐alone cloud‐based cancer and practice management application. The application combines ePrescribing, infusion management, cancer and other chronic disease specific data capture, smart ‘one click’ scheduling linked to the chemotherapy cycle and electronic billing for both outpatient and inpatient services. The application manages every step of the cancer workflow from diagnosis, ordering of compounded medications to scheduling, drug administration charting and clinical trial management. Another key point of difference is that the application centrally maintains all the Cancer Institute’s EviQ protocols so that health care providers can easily access and prescribe the latest, evidence based, peer reviewed and best practice cancer treatments.
As well as CareZone, EpiSoft has also developed an award‐winning web‐based application,
eAdmissions, that enables patients to complete and submit their administrative and clinical histories prior to a hospital admission or clinic visit. eAdmissions is in use in over 60 hospitals across Australia and has processed over 350,000 admissions.