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ARIA® OIS for Medical Oncology

The ARIA medical oncology information system provides the tools you need to manage the clinical, administrative, and financial activities in 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 post-treatment follow-up. With the latest version of ARIA v15, we’ve re-engineered the software with security enhancements such as encrypted communications to help protect patient data from malicious attacks, and secure logins with your existing clinical environment credentials to ensure up-to-date authentication. The added data protection and improved user experience helps fight against data breaches so you can focus on providing seamless, simplified, and secure patient care.

Disease management

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

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

ARIA manages chemotherapy, 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 specialized protocol development features, helps clinicians manage complex patient scenarios including clinical trials.

Clinical trials

Manage the entire clinical trials 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 personalized 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, the 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 tumors
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 initial diagnosis throughout treatment and 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) export, process tracking and productivity analysis.

  • Use HCPCS, CPT and custom 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 1500 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 measurements, 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 department 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 custom non-HL7 interfaces as required
  • Specify real-time or schedule-driven update intervals
  • Customize data filters to specify the types of information exchanged
  • Remote installation, configuration and support

Events

Jan
18
Weiterbildung der DGMP-Regionalsektion Mitteldeutschland in Chemnitz
Chemnitz, Germany
Jan
24
Mayo Clinic Proton Workshop
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Jan
25
SCC AAPM Midwinter Workshop
Los Angeles, CA, USA