KWF has awarded 600,000 euros to the project OncoNext to promote the one-time
recording of (medical) data during the care process to facilitate sharing data between healthcare providers.

Data, data, everywhere, but how to organize, streamline, and share? The main goal of OncoNext is to improve the quality of oncological care by realizing that patient medical data needs to be available at the right place and time for best care provision, especially when the patient sees different healthcare providers.

Another goal of the project is to reduce the registration burden for healthcare professionals. By recording patient and medical data just once, in a platform that can be shared between different medical providers in a patient-friendly language, it facilitates exchange of information for the benefit of the patient and also increase confidence in quality of health care data information to assist scientific research.

Preventing re-recording of the same data and achieving interoperability between IT systems is important throughout healthcare. Increasing numbers of healthcare professionals and healthcare institutions are making agreements about what data should be available at what time and how, and when it can be registered during the care process.

Despite the fact that many initiatives have been developed and much has been realized technically, the benefits for the healthcare professional are still limited. OncoNext wants to improve this by combining and streamlining the wishes of healthcare professionals in line with national (substantive and legal) developments, prioritization and standardization agreements.

The greatest benefit for patients in streamlining data exchange across the entire oncology care chain is gaining more control over their own care process. Patients no longer need to recount their medical history to each healthcare provider, avoid unnecessary repeated diagnostics, and receive their diagnosis and treatment plans in terms understandable to them. Uniform and centralized data recording also minimizes the risk of errors due to repeated or missing information.This project aims to deliver:

  • Detailed plan of action with the rollout per tumor type and associated use cases, including budget for implementation project for national upscaling of data exchange;
  • Elaborated governance for the implementation project;
  • Realization of the resources for the implementation project, in which it is clear which financier will finance which part and under which conditions.

For more information, contact Dr. Eefje van Kessel.