Key messages

  • Queensland Oncology On-Line-Victoria (QOOL-VIC) has been developed to support multidisciplinary teams by assisting meeting preparation, communication and documentation of essential clinical information such as diagnosis, cancer stage and recommended treatment plans.
  • QOOL-VIC provides continuity of care and state-wide multidisciplinary team linkage and provides access to clinical outcomes and system performance data for quality improvement. The system provides a central view of patient data for multiple users, accessible at multiple locations.

The Department of Health and Human Services is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from Victorian health services that conduct cancer multidisciplinary team meetings (regional health services are not required to submit an expression of interest). The submission of an expression of interest is not a commitment to adopt the QOOL-VIC system.

Health services that submit an expression of interest will be provided, on request, access to a demonstration environment for familiarisation and to conduct a local assessment of suitability of the system.

Please submit the QOOL-VIC Multidisciplinary Team Meeting Management Software Expression of Interest form by 5.00 pm, Friday 31 May 2019 to:

Simon Montgomery
Acting Manager, Cancer Services and Information
cancerplanning@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Key dates

EOI opens: 28 March 2019

Closing date for EOI applications: 31 May 2019

About the QOOL-VIC software

Queensland Oncology On-Line-Victoria (QOOL-VIC) has been developed to support multidisciplinary teams by assisting meeting preparation, communication and documentation of essential clinical information such as diagnosis, cancer stage and recommended treatment plans.

QOOL-VIC provides continuity of care and state-wide multidisciplinary team linkage and provides access to clinical outcomes and system performance data for quality improvement. The system provides a central view of patient data for multiple users, accessible at multiple locations.

Health services can access QOOL-VIC by entering into a sub-licensing arrangement with the Department of Health and Human Services. The draft agreement can be accessed here. There will be an annual service fee associated with the use of QOOL-VIC.

Frequently asked questions

  • How much does it cost to use QOOL-VIC?

    There is one fee for statewide usage for QOOL-VIC. This cost will be spread across the health services in an equitable way that takes into account the volume of MDMs that a health service conducts annually.

  • Can QOOL-VIC interface with existing systems (such as EMR, PAS…)?

    QOOL-VIC is structured in a way that interfacing with other systems is possible, this work would need to be scoped and costed by the Queensland Cancer Alliance and this cost would need to be covered by the health service.

  • How does the automated pathology feed to QOOL-VIC work?

    QOOL-VIC leverages off the existing infrastructure used by pathology labs to report cancer notifications to the Victorian Cancer Registry, the e-path system. The e-path system currently covers approximately 94% of cancer notifications. The notification rules for e-path can be accessed.