Varian Medical Systems has received ONC-ATCB certification for its ARIA software for electronic medical records (EMR) and clinical practice management in radiation oncology for ambulatory and inpatient environments.
ARIA provides oncology clinics with software for managing the full spectrum of clinical, administrative and financial activities.
It comprises an oncology-specific EMR that aids clinicians to design a personalized care path for each patient, from initial diagnosis through follow-up.
Varian has also introduced customer service programs like Clinical Consulting Services and regularly-scheduled symposia and online webinars.
The complete EMR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Varian Medical senior product manager Ken Hotz said with the latest certification, both ARIA for medical oncology and ARIA for radiation oncology qualify as EMRs that can enable healthcare providers to seek financial incentives provided as part of the HITECH act.