2017 Winner Profile

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Project Description:
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) information systems department developed the DARWIN Cohort Management System (DCMS) to identify and track cohorts of patients based on complex genetic and clinical characteristics. The first version of the DCMS was rolled out in 2013 and the last major release was deployed in summer 2016. The system assists researchers and treating physicians in enrolling patients to genotype-matched clinical trials. The DCMS sends automated, actionable and secure email notifications to users with information about eligible patients before their upcoming appointments or other events. The system also captures investigators' input regarding patient eligibility and preferences on future status updates. The DCMS enabled the MSKCC to place more patients in two specific trials then the next five cancer centers combined. The system has generated over 30,000 notifications since inception and as January 31, 2017 the system is tracking 204,366 patients for clinical research purposes.
Business Functions:
Customer Service or Support
Business Goal:
Customer Experience, Operational Impact, Regulatory Compliance, Strategic Impact, Other
Patricia Skarulis, SVP, CIO
Kathryn Martin, Chief Operating Officer
New York, NY
Healthcare (e.g. Medical Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotech)
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