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South Metro Health Service to implement Charm Evolution®

The South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) will bring all vital information about cancer patient care into a single digital record after signing on to implement the Charm Evolution® oncology information management system by Magentus.

The Western Australian health care service will introduce Charm Evolution® as the centralised oncology patient record to help improve clinical safety, collaboration and continuity of care, providing seamless upstream and downstream interoperability with a range of other key systems.

The system will provide more accurate patient data and instant access to real-time information and standard protocols across cancer teams, clinical services and sites, enabling remote access at any time from any location.

SMHS delivers hospital and community-based public health care services to nearly a quarter of Western Australia’s population across southern metropolitan Perth, including Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) and Rockingham General Hospital (RGH).

Fiona Stanley Hospital offers an extensive cancer centre service, including inpatient and outpatient medical oncology and haematology, apheresis, bone marrow transplant, and clinical trials.

Rockingham General Hospital has a chemotherapy unit that supports oncology patients requiring chemotherapy and blood management, as well as infusions for non-malignant chemotherapies.

Neil Doverty, Group Executive Director at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (SMHS), said:

“Our aim is to remove the reliance upon paper prescribing, moving to a fully electronic prescribing system that removes errors and is the single source of truth for a patient’s treatment, improving patient safety.

“We are also looking to increase the speed and accuracy of communication with prescribers, improve transparency across user groups to align service delivery, and introduce systematic risk mitigation at each step of the process.

“This is an important step towards better integration of data between systems, and we’re looking forward to Charm Evolution®’s data reporting and auditing capability supporting governance and quality improvement, improving our reporting on patient population and prescribing.”

Margot Mason, Charm Evolution® Product Lead at Magentus, said:

“Magentus is delighted to be helping improve health outcomes for Western Australian patients, providing better care through world-class technology.

“We are looking forward to giving SMHS the reporting and analytical tools to improve compliance and visibility and decrease downtime and prescribing risk.”

Fiona Stanley Hospital and Rockingham General Hospital are both expected to go live with Charm Evolution® in the first half of next year.

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