Tech enabled solution to develop cancer care services at Medical Colleges

Case Summary

Camomile worked with the Government of Maharashtra to assess and recommend improvements to public cancer care services being delivered through government centers in the state, driven primarily through better deployment of technology while ensuring minimal IT infrastructure.

Over 20 government medical college hospitals implemented the MIS system and established a review cadence, including collaboration across these facilities on patient care.


The Department of Medical Education, Maharashtra (DMER) and Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) were planning to implement a series of initiatives to strengthen cancer care services at the Government Medical Colleges (GMC) in Maharashtra. A comprehensive digital health solution to track the initiatives was the need of the hour.

Maharashtra is home to 10% of cancer patients in the country. However, many districts do not have cancer treatment facilities as a result of which cancer is mostly diagnosed late, making treatment and recovery ineffective.

Camomile was engaged to design, develop and implement a user-friendly MIS application which would enable adoption by all key stakeholders and required minimal IT infrastructure.


Camomile analyzed the cancer care capabilities and hospital infrastructure at the 20 selected GMCs to understand the services and initiatives. A digital literacy assessment was carried out to understand the computer handling skills of available personnel and assess the level of training required.

Key metrics highlighting the efficiency of the programs were carefully designed and automated to build a cloud-based MIS application to monitor activities at each GMC on a 24×7 basis.

The system was designed to track initiatives to improve various aspects in the continuum of care.  The application design was made mobile first, API based and user-friendly to enable adoption by technicians, lecturers, professors, nurses and other staff with minimal training. 

Tech enabled solution to develop cancer care services at Medical Colleges


  • All the 20 GMCs now follow a systematic process to build cancer care services and conduct community oncology programs with amplified impact
  • Monthly reviews of performance are conducted, and improvements implemented
  • Each institute is benefitted by online and live collaborations with every other institute. The virtual tumor board’s utilization has improved significantly
  • TMH can oversee the activities and provide necessary clinical expertise in addressing various cancer cases
  • DMER gets a comprehensive view of the various development activities in each of the GMCs

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