Last Updated on November 24, 2022 by ayan zaheer
Aria Oncology is a unified cancer care management solution that aggregates patient data into an oncology-specific chart. It includes features such as automated cancer staging, pharmacy preparation, and full back office support for clinical trials. It also features a rule-based decision engine that includes automated dose limits and delays. These features are based on recognized treatment guidelines and are designed to improve patient safety.
Compliant with Office of National Coordinator (ONC) 2014 Edition criteria
Varian’s ARIA oncology information system has received Office of National Coordinator (ONC) certification. The certification means that Aria met the criteria for Stage 1 and Stage 2 “meaningful use” of an EHR, a federal government program that promotes clinical quality improvement. This means that a certified Aria system is eligible for federal stimulus monies.
Oncologists and oncology organizations should consider whether their cancer care software meets these standards. The ONC’s chief privacy officer works to ensure that the privacy of patient health information is protected. The ONC’s Standards and Certification page offers a link to the interim final rule.
The Office of National Coordinator (ONC) is the federal agency that oversees health information technology (HIT) infrastructure. The ONC was established by executive order by President George W. Bush in 2004 and mandated by Congress in the HITECH Act of 2009. The role of the ONC is to promote and oversee the development of a national HIT infrastructure. In addition, it is closely associated with efforts across the country to provide patients with electronic health records. These can help reduce medical errors and eliminate paper records.
Supports chemotherapy and drug orders
ARIA oncology is a web-based application that manages the chemotherapy and drug ordering process. It allows physicians to customize information based on the patient’s needs and provides advanced clinical decision support. ARIA can handle simple regimens, complex regimens, and comprehensive treatment plans.
The system includes a unified system database, which streamlines clinical workflow and reduces redundant data entry. It is compatible with Eclipse treatment planning software and is HITECH Act-certified. It can be deployed in a virtual environment or on central servers, and is accessible from a variety of remote devices.
ARIA integrates clinical, financial, and administrative oncology information. It enables medical teams to efficiently track patients’ outcomes, and allows them to streamline workflows to accommodate more patients. It also enables them to enter data in the treatment room while providing high-quality care. It integrates with Varian solutions for a more integrated experience.
Supports insurance listing, billing and revenue plus costing
Aria Oncology’s robust clinical functionality and support for insurance listing, billing and revenue plus costing provide physicians and other healthcare providers with a comprehensive solution for cancer care. With features such as automated cancer staging, disease-specific drug regimens, and more than a thousand pre-configured reports, the system makes it easy to manage patient care and stay focused on patient safety and oversight. It also helps improve workflow management, including patient scheduling, managing staff and patient schedules, and recording activity. The software also supports revenue plus costing and insurance listing, and is designed to be compatible with a wide range of software systems.
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Supports personalized care pathways
ARIA for Medical Oncology is an EMR that allows for the design of personalized care pathways for each patient. The system includes features that automate cancer staging and treatment planning, as well as support for more than 300 disease-specific drug regimens. It can also track adverse events and manage chemotherapy orders. It also supports more than 1,500 preconfigured reports and is insurance-listing compatible.
The implementation of personalized care pathways requires careful consideration of the methodology used. Guideline recommendations often focus on isolated questions or a single problem and fail to consider the context of care pathways. By design, care pathways should focus on multiple treatment options and support iterative changes in patient status. The most effective personalized care pathways are those that help physicians meet the needs of their patients by providing evidence-based recommendations for care.
The ARIA oncology information system provides a centralized source of patient information for radiation, medical, and surgical oncologists. With this platform, oncologists can manage patients more effectively and efficiently, while optimizing practice workflows and reducing costs. With this system, clinicians can easily access patient data from any location, even the operating room. Moreover, ARIA integrates with Varian solutions to provide a complete, integrated patient management solution.