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The ARIA medical-oncology information system provides the tools you need to manage the clinical, administrative and financial activities of your medical-oncology department.

ARIA combines radiation, medical and surgical oncology information into a complete, oncology-specific EMR that allows you to manage the patient's entire journey—from initial diagnosis through to post-treatment follow-up.

Disease management

The oncology-specific electronic medical record (EMR) is the centrepiece of ARIA. With ARIA, you can design a personalised care pathway for each patient from the initial diagnosis through to follow-up.

  • Maintain a complete problem list including the primary diagnosis and other problems (ICD-0, -9 & -10).
  • Automate the cancer staging, and create tailored stage groupings
  • View labs, drug doses, toxicities, system reviews, physical-examination assessments and notes with ARIA’s patient flow sheets
  • Document disease responses and track adverse events
Chemotherapy and other orders

ARIA manages chemotherapy orders, drug orders and all other non-drug physician orders.

Chemotherapy ordering:

  • Select from a library of approximately 300 disease-specific regimens
  • Automated dose calculations (m2, /Kg and AUC) and dose rounding
  • Diluent amounts can be defined as calculated versus fixed amounts

Drug ordering:

  • Drug-interaction checking (drug-drug, drug-allergy, drug-diagnosis, drug-gender) using Medi-Span© or FirstData Bank interaction-checking
  • Dose-limit checking, including maximum daily/lifetime cumulative dose
  • Ability to adjust dose by percentage, mg/m2 dose or calculated dose
  • Dose-calculation mechanism to account for changes in patient’s conditions such as weight, BSA and serum creatinine.

Non-drug physician ordering:

Structured point-and-click selection of: labs, diagnostics, return visits, procedures and referrals

Pharmacy

Pharmacists can prepare mixtures before the patient arrives for treatment. ARIA’s pharmacy dispensing module enables pharmacists to prepare drugs based on expected versus actual orders.

  • Calculation of drug orders and generation of prescriptions including product-expiry date, pharmacy orders and labels (complete with barcodes)
  • Ability to calculate agent volume, syringe sizes and quantities
  • Inventory forecasting
Decision support

ARIA's decision-support engine provides an additional measure of safety for patients. The system's embedded if/then logic provides decision support to a variety of tasks at the point of care. ARIA can construct and automatically apply treatment modifications based on test values, toxicity assessments and schedules. This functionality, combined with specialised protocol-development features, helps clinicians manage complex patient scenarios including clinical trials.

Clinical trials

Manage the entire clinical-trial administration process with embedded tools that support trial identification, execution and protocol compliance.

  • Patient-eligibility screening and protocol-driven scheduling
  • Create protocols and documentation including consent forms
  • Rule-based toxicity management
  • Case Report Form (CRF) completion
Health assessment

Record, monitor and evaluate patient health throughout the course of treatment, and design a personalised care plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient.

  • Manage toxicities and grading schemes for specific chemotherapy regimens
  • Document adverse events (type, onset date, response and severity)
  • Record reviews of systems and physical exams using templates, free text or voice-capture dictation
  • Enter vital signs and use ARIA's graphing capability to identify trends
  • ECOG, GOG, Karnofsky, WHO and Lansky performance-status scales
  • Register disease response for solid tumours
Data Collection and Analysis

ARIA collects data at the point of care and makes it readily available for outcomes analysis and reporting. Patient information is tracked from the initial diagnosis, throughout treatment and into the follow-up. Diagnosis-specific data can be examined to segment patients and evaluate long-term outcomes.

Charge capture

Record all procedures and activities performed in your department at the point of care to ensure accurate charge posting. ARIA automatically captures codes for all completed activities to enable charge and relative value unit (RVU) exporting, process tracking and productivity analysis.

  • Use HCPCS, CPT and tailored billing codes
  • Verify ICD codes for allowable drug/test/imaging reimbursements
  • Provide evidence-based support for claimed charges
Report generation

ARIA for medical oncology contains over 1,500 preconfigured, embedded reports that provide you with valuable, up-to-date information with just a few keystrokes.

  • Clinical/outcomes: toxicity, treatment patterns and responses, population and survival
  • Financial: insurance listing, revenue and costing, and super bills/fee tickets
  • Operational: auditing, referral patterns, workload measurement and quality assurance
  • Pharmacy: drug-inventory requirements, worksheets and drug usage
  • Clinical trials: Case Report Forms (CRFs), adverse-event listing and variance reporting
Information Exchange

Improve patient care and accelerate departmental workflow by electronically exchanging patient data and images with other healthcare departments including pathology, radiology, pharmacy, lab and billing.

  • Use standard HL7 interfaces or create tailored non-HL7 interfaces as required
  • Specify real-time or schedule-driven update intervals
  • Customise the data filters to specify the types of exchanged information 
  • Remote installation, configuration and support
Survivorship

Varian has teamed with Equicare Health, Inc. to introduce EQUICARE CS™, the first commercially available, oncology-specific software solution for survivorship navigation and distress management.

Survivorship Case Management

EQUICARE CS case-management software enables cancer centres to develop a structured follow-up programme to deliver services to the growing population of cancer survivors.

Key Features

  • Clinical knowledge base that models industry guidelines for cancer survivorship
  • Productivity tools that free up clinical staff to focus on providing care to survivors
  • An online portal that links each survivor to the care team
  • A longitudinal patient electronic medical record (EMR)

Register now to learn more about EQUICARE CS.

When you register, you will receive access to:

  • Guided EQUICARE CS feature tour
  • Sample Care Plan
  • 3-part webinar series
  • Customer testimonials
Navigation

Equicare CS Navigation provides tools for implementing Navigation services within a hospital or clinic. Such services can streamline workflows and reduce delays in patient care.

Key Features

  • Distress management at key intervals during care
  • Enhanced workflow for tracking referrals, problem management and patient encounters
  • Track and report the amount of time Navigators spend on patient cases
  • Provide reports to support operational and regulatory requirements

Events

Jul
29
AAPM 2017
Denver, CO
Jul
29
Varian User's Meeting at AAPM 2017
Denver, CO