28/11/2019 – Sydney — Australian innovator Innovative Clinical Information Management Systems (iCIMS) was named the inaugural winner of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) Best Innovation by a Member Company 2019 at the MSIA 2019 Summit & Annual General Meeting. The Award was presented by Robert Best – President of MSIA.
iCIMS won the award with a submission titled:
A Single System Solution with 10 Specialised Cancer Modules
The system was designed to move clients managing a Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Meeting from a multipage paper referral protocol with cumbersome manual preparation to a fully integrated, workflow-driven system that automates end-to-end processes.
iCIMS enables online access from anywhere to register patient cases and an intuitive registration process triggers auto-population of available patient data from multiple source systems in real-time for case discussion.
One client, Sydney Adventist Hospital, uses iCIMS to access seven different data systems via HL7/FHIR/APIs to centralise patient data, cutting down on time wasted manually entering data and reducing errors in data transcription. Not only does the system work with structured data, but by using cutting-edge Natural Language Processing from iCIMS’ sister company HLA-Global, the system can automatically extract and load data from unstructured Pathology text reports into the cancer case record.
Each of the ten tumour streams (Breast, Lung, Prostate, Gynae-Oncology etc.) has a front-end tailored specifically to its data and workflow needs while the single back-end ensures hospital-wide data consistency and security.
iCIMS uses a unique business model that accords each client a three-months system grace period after go-live to request unlimited changes (free-of-charge) to maximise efficiency and User Experience (UX). This is designed to alleviate one of the biggest hurdles in software design and delivery – users don’t really know what they want until the system is in daily production.
Ali Besiso, Managing Director said, “Winning the inaugural MSIA award is a fantastic achievement for our young company, made even more special by the fact that this award is voted on by our medical software/digital health vendor peers as well as the MSIA board. The award acknowledges our platform’s impact in Cancer MDTs across a range of settings/clients, with a particular focus on the San as our main referenced use case.
This is a testament to all our clients who believed in us as a company and gave us an opportunity in a challenging industry for any young Australian company in the digital health space.”
The iCIMS solution has been implemented at The Sydney Adventist Hospital thanks to the kind donation of the San Foundation.It is also implemented at St. George Hospital in Sydney and The Parkville Precinct in Melbourne which includes the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Women’s Hospital.