VANCOUVER, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Equicare Health, a leading provider of care coordination software has completed the installation of EQUICARE CS™ at 13 e+CancerCare facilities. e+, one of the leading operators of outpatient cancer care centers offering a variety of cancer imaging, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy services, kicked off the project with Equicare on July 18, 2014, and all centers were running live software by October 18, 2014. e+ currently manages over 1,000 patients through Equicare's systems.
"We had an aggressive implementation plan, and Equicare has met all of our project milestones on or ahead of schedule," states e+ Chief Information Officer, Darin Mayer. "Thanks to a hard working project team, practical onsite training sessions, and a responsive support group, we are pleased to announce that all 13 e+ centers are now running the software to provide survivorship, navigation and patient engagement services. These services are available to benefit all patients within our care network."
Equicare employed a "train the trainer" approach to rapidly provide face-to-face training for small groups in all five of the e+ regional markets. The software was also configured to interface with each care center's ARIA oncology information system to eliminate duplicate data entry. This streamlining enabled the rapid creation of survivorship care plans, which provide a comprehensive overview of a patient's cancer journey and a schedule of recommended activities following treatment through to end of life. Care plans are given to patients upon completion of treatment, and include all elements recommended by the Institute of Medicine: contact information for the care team, a treatment summary, relevant educational materials, and a long term follow-up plan.
Patients under e+'s care are invited to register for the new patient portal at their first appointment and encouraged to use the portal to complete online questionnaires and interact with the information in the care plan. The system provides patients with reminders for upcoming appointments and recommended follow-up activities via email and/or text messages, to encourage a healthy lifestyle with appropriate medical check-ups.
Organizations interested in learning more about running survivorship, navigation & patient engagement programs in a multi-facility environment like e+CancerCare are encouraged to contact Equicare at [email protected].
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, e+CancerCare is one of the leading operators of outpatient cancer care centers in the nation. Their focus includes building a best-in-class network of comprehensive cancer care facilities through partner acquisition, service-line conversion, and de novo development. In collaboration with hospitals and physicians, e+CancerCare operates multiple cancer care facilities across the country — offering a variety of cancer imaging, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy services. Future plans call for the development of additional comprehensive care centers that combine cancer imaging, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and support services, all under one roof. For more information, please visit http://www.epluscancercare.com/
About Equicare Health, Inc.
Equicare Health is the industry's leading provider of care coordination software that improves clinical outcomes for patients, and enables care providers to operate more effectively. Equicare's solution, EQUICARE CS™, includes functionality for patient navigation, long-term follow-up and patient engagement. Equicare delivers service via interfaces with a variety of Hospital information systems to assist centers in managing large patient populations with minimal administrative overhead. EQUICARE CS is a web-based healthcare solution that supports patients throughout the care continuum, and is used in hospitals and care centers around the world. For more information please visit www.equicarehealth.com
SOURCE: Equicare Health Inc.
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