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John Hunter Children’s Hospital set to CHARM Kids

Citadel Health announces John Hunter Children's Hospital will install the CHARM™ Oncology Information Management Solution for their Paediatric Oncology service

 25 June 2018 – Citadel Health today announced that John Hunter Children's Hospital, a specialised tertiary referral paediatric hospital providing complex medical, surgical, major trauma and neonatal care services for Northern NSW, has selected CHARM to help transform their delivery of high quality, comprehensive cancer care for children.

The Children's Cancer and Haematology Service at John Hunter Children's Hospital include diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for children and young people with all forms of paediatric cancer, including solid tumours and leukaemia’s.  In addition, specialist paediatric haematology consultation, review and management is available for children and young people with non-malignant haematological conditions.

“John Hunter Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing compassionate, high quality medical services to patients and families facing cancer,” said Dr Frank Alvaro, Paediatric Oncologist. “We believe CHARM can provide our clinicians with the oncology workflows, clinical pathways and electronic prescribing needed to provide high quality patient care and enhanced operational efficiency”.

The needs of paediatric oncology are significantly different to adult oncology, with ongoing dosing variations due to weight and size of the child. The CHARM oncology solution is one of the only systems with the proven functionality required to ensure ongoing patient safety and accuracy in treating the paediatric population within the region.

 “Citadel Health is committed to maintaining our position as Australia’s leading provider of paediatric oncology eHealth solutions and we are dedicated to ensuring these young patients receive optimal treatment”, said Stephen Lynch, General Manager of Citadel Health.  “We are excited to offer a solution that meets the very specific needs of a paediatric service and look forward to a long and valued partnership with John Hunter Children’s Hospital.”

“We have an ongoing commitment to John Hunter Children’s Hospital to ensure the staff have an easy transition moving from a paper based system into a digital environment”, said Mr Lynch.

About Citadel Health

Citadel Health is part of the Citadel Group (ASX: CGL), a leading software and services company that specialises in secure enterprise information management in complex environments. Citadel provides these services to Health, National Security, Defence, Education and all levels of Government.

For more than 25 years, Citadel Health has specialised in creating and supporting software solutions, products and managed services for clinical applications, including diagnostic pathology and medical oncology applications in public and private hospitals. Citadel Health is a trusted provider of a wide range of solutions and services that enable clients to optimise, integrate and innovate across their health operations.

CHARM is a ‘best of breed’ oncology solution which is used in over 100 sites throughout Australia and New Zealand. In the past decade over 95,000 patients have had their treatment managed using CHARM. As an Australian owned company with all development done locally, the necessary legislative and localisation requirements are built into the solution and do not require customisation to meet local requirements. With full HL7 integration with other health solutions, CHARM enables patient details to be shared across the continuum of care.

About John Hunter Children's Hospital

John Hunter Children’s Hospital is a 126 bed specialist children’s hospital, one of three in NSW. Each year over 9,000 children and young people are admitted to the Children’s Hospital, with almost 25,000 presentations to emergency and over 187,000 non-admitted occasions of service performed. John Hunter Children’s Hospital is the primary referral facility for Northern NSW.


For more information please contact:

Stephen Lynch, General Manager Citadel Health
Tel: 03 8678 0780
Email:  stephen.lynch@citadelhealth.com.au

Lucas Coleman, Manager, Communication, Fundraising and Volunteering

The Children, Young People and Families Directorate of Hunter New England LHD
Tel: 0407 895 101
Email: Lucas.Coleman@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au