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QOOL  Queensland Cancer Control Analysis Team

Program of work

Multi-disciplinary care

QCCAT has developed a suite of information resources for multidisciplinary teams called Queensland Oncology On-Line. These resources deliver many benefits, including:

  • Generates an online clinical summary which uses routine sources of data to reduce the burden of manual data entry for clinicians.
  • Allows clinicians to schedule patients for a multidisciplinary team review or case conference.
  • Allows clinicians to view, update and share patient information securely, over the web.
  • Generates an electronic GP/Specialist letter and case notes summary.

Quality and safety systems

The Oncology Analysis System (OASys), is part of Queensland Oncology On-Line. Using any computer in the Queensland Health network approved users have unprecedented access to quality cancer data. This tool enables multidisciplinary teams, cancer services and Local Health and Hospital Networks to benchmark their practice against others. It currently provides data on cancer incidence, mortality, rurality, socio-economic status and survival by a range of variables. These cancer statistics are available for Queensland and the Local Health and Hospital Networks. In the future it will provide information such as treatment rates and waiting times and other quality cancer measures.

Cancer information systems

Queensland Oncology On-Line is a working example of the National Cancer Data Strategy for Australia (Cancer Australia) filling crucial gaps in existing data systems and tools.

  • Data quality: 800 clinicians have contributed to the collection of an agreed clinical dataset for all types of invasive cancers and lymphoma.
  • Data integration: a fully-automated patient matching application links records from 32 systems including the Queensland Cancer Registry, death registry, pathology, hospital admissions, radiation oncology and hospital pharmacy databases.
  • Data sharing, analysis and reporting: currently there are over 176,000 cancer-specific linked and matched patient records from public and private services available for analysis and reporting.
Last updated: Nov 11, 2013
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