Clinical Decision Support

Advances in science and technology have resulted in daunting levels of complexity in healthcare, complicating timely treatment decision making. How can digitalisation help?

Managing the complexity of medical practice

Digital tools such as clinical decision support (CDS) can help manage the exponentially growing medical information, workflow variability, and the dynamic nature of disease management across the care continuum in oncology.

These cloud-based software solutions facilitate tumour board workflow logistics and more detailed case discussions from anyplace - enabling confident, timely and individualised treatment decisions in face-to-face or virtual tumour board reviews. For patients this may increase chances of being reviewed and starting therapy sooner. The result? More effective operations and truly personalised care.

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Managing the complexity of oncology care

Tumour board solutions

Time is essential when you have a cancer diagnosis. Patients need answers, and digital tools can now help clinicians make decisions more quickly.

Connecting data to connect the dots

From individual to population health

Over time, the thousands of data points patients create throughout their journey not only help identify changes in their health but also enable tracking of similar patient cohorts across institutions and geographies. This will eventually allow for comparison of outcomes as well as predictive measures through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Digital solutions that can capture the performance of therapies have the potential to support value-based care models.

Read more about the importance of innovative use of data in patient health and operational efficiency in the study by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, sponsored by Roche.

Healthcare organisations generally recognise the opportunities of health data integration, yet only a small percentage successfully manage data across disciplines, systems and settings.

Unlocking the potential of digital healthcare together

The growing availability, standardisation, and integration of data from disparate sources across systems and institutions raises new challenges. Successful digitalisation goes beyond implementing new technologies and tools, but has an impact on the broader healthcare infrastructure.

Mindset shift

Mindset is the driving force behind any transformation - a process that requires a fundamental shift in thinking and behaviour which takes time and patience.

New laws and regulations

New technologies and ways of managing data require novel legal and regulatory approaches to support access and safety of digital health solutions (see for example FDA Precert Pilot Program )

Changes in workflow, roles & responsibilities

Integration of digital tools and AI-capabilities affects the workflow in labs and clinics often requiring a redefinition of roles and responsibilities.

Transforming healthcare is a huge endeavour no one can do alone. This is why we partner with stakeholders across the industry to help shape change. With extensive experience in healthcare, we have gained deep expertise in handling confidential patient information and implementing clinically relevant systems and solutions in a highly regulated environment. This significantly contributes to the necessary evolutions of frameworks that enable sustainable digital healthcare.

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Let’s look into the future

Going Digital I Oncology Care Decision during COVID-19 and Beyond

In this video, we delve into the challenges and lessons learned when forced to adopt digital tools to continue care during the pandemic. Are there benefits we should sustain? What is the potential of software solutions? And, what would it take to successfully upgrade the digital infrastructure to improve oncology care in the future?

Individual decisions - personalised care

The final decisions stay with people. Digital solutions such as tumour board software help make them in a more timely, confident way. Already today, digital innovation in healthcare benefits 1000s of patients - an important piece in the puzzle of personalised healthcare.

Learn more about the solutions covered in the Roche NAVIFY Decision Support portfolio

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