Large-scale optimization of a cancer care network at


CHRISTUS Health is a not-for-profit health system with locations in four states in the USA. Six comprehensive cancer centers treat more than 2,000 patients annually. Our partnership has helped the health system develop a higher-quality, more efficient network. This 7-year Advanced Oncology Solution partnership from Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company, has accelerated the adoption of tech-enabled radiation-oncology services. These include an integrated oncology network platform for secure collaboration between oncologists across the health system, paperless forms to optimize the electronic health record, cloud-based remote and on-site treatment planning, and coding and compliance review services.

This end-to-end oncology engagement has offered CHRISTUS Health ongoing support and maintenance on system technology at seven radiation oncology centers across Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. It also fostered the development of hybrid remote and onsite treatment planning and quality assurance program, while working directly with local providers to ensure excellence in patient care. Similarly, the deployment of cloud-based services has increased efficiencies and reduced costs across the entire network. 

Value Contribution

Achieved operational and financial stability

Supported by a quality assurance program

Decreased costs and overheads

Through hybrid onsite and remote clinical services

Standardized clinical operations

 Across the network with digital solutions



Optimize clinical operations

Deploying latest medical technology and software to improve operational efficiency 

Increase efficiency

Standardizing care delivery and clinical communication to increase use of available resources

Drive digital transformation

Leveraging digitalization to address staff shortage and provide consistent high-quality patient care

  • 7-year end-to-end oncology engagement for ongoing support and maintenance on system technology at seven radiation oncology centers across Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico
  • Fostered the adoption of new technologies
  • Optimized clinical workflows and operations with remote and onsite medical physics and dosimetry
  • Installed and commissioned six new linear accelerators, including the TrueBeam® and Edge® radiotherapy systems
  • Implemented a cloud-based oncology network with Eclipse™ treatment planning software

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