In today's fast-paced oncology landscape, Real-World Data (RWD) plays an increasingly critical role in driving forward the frontiers of cancer research and care.

RWD refers to health data collected from real-life settings, such as hospitals, cancer centers, and clinics.

This data offers invaluable insights, providing a richer, more nuanced view of patient experiences, treatment outcomes, and disease patterns outside the controlled conditions of traditional clinical trials.

Data-Driven Oncology

At OTAWA Health, we recognize the potential of RWD to revolutionize oncology research and practice. We leverage advanced FHIR HL7 standards to collect meaningful oncology data from a range of real-world sources. This commitment to data integrity and interoperability enables us to create rich, structured RWD sets that are primed for analysis and interpretation.

Our comprehensive oncology database currently holds data from more than 15,000 patients, comprises over 185,000 multidisciplinary health records, and includes over 150,000 treatment protocol prescriptions. These impressive numbers not only demonstrate our extensive data collection efforts but also highlight the potential for drawing profound, actionable insights from this wealth of information.




Structured Real-World Data for Oncology:

A Key to Enhanced Clinical Studies

At OTAWA Health, we understand the power of structured data, especially in the field of oncology.

Our database is specifically designed to capture and organize oncology-specific data in a structured format that significantly benefits real-world evidence studies.


Structured data ensures consistent data entry, reducing discrepancies and errors. This consistency enables automated processing, leading to increased efficiency and reduced costs.


Our use of FHIR HL7 standards enhances interoperability, making it easier to share and integrate data from different sources. This is crucial in oncology, where comprehensive data is key to understanding patient outcomes and developing new treatments.


Structured data enhances the quality and reliability of Real-World Evidence studies. It ensures each piece of information is accurately categorized and easy to analyze, providing high-quality data that supports robust and reliable research.

By leveraging the power of structured data, OTAWA Health not only contributes to improved patient care, but also accelerates the development of new treatments, playing a pivotal role in the ongoing fight against cancer.

Here is an overview of some of the key data elements that we meticulously capture and organize across our medical and multidisciplinary records which serve as invaluable resources for clinical research:

By collecting and structuring these essential data elements, we provide a robust foundation for oncology Real-World Evidence studies, ultimately contributing to the advancement of cancer care and treatment.