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Onmark Launches Integrated Quality(TM) Program to Help Physicians Succeed With National Quality Initiatives
Date:1/30/2008

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The first IQ Program will cover the management of febrile neutropenia and is based on national guidelines and quality metrics regarding the prophylactic use of white blood cell growth factors in patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and breast cancer. Multiple IQ Programs covering different disease states and diagnoses are planned for early 2008.

A successful pilot program was conducted in 2007 covering the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. More than 110 practices participated in the program, and more than 440 surveys were completed. For their services in completing the survey, practices received a $100 credit for each survey submitted.

"Onmark's pilot IQ program gave our practice a new way to provide clinical treatment insights with OTN's Lynx Mobile and at the same time earn revenue," said Lynn Sawyer, Practice Manager at Hematology & Oncology Consultants PA in Orlando, Fla. "The surveys were clinically relevant and only took a short time to complete. We look forward to participating in additional IQ Program opportunities and receiving our practice's own clinical data benchmarked against established quality guidelines."

After completion of the IQ Programs in 2008, Onmark will hold an educational forum for program participants. Physicians who attend will receive their own practice-specific survey and clinical utilization data benchmarked against national standards and peer practices. They also will have the opportunity to engage in discussions about proper drug utilization, how to interpret clinical findings, and how to demonstrate adherence to quality measures and evidence-based treatment protocols.

The IQ program is open to all Onmark members with Lynx Mobile technology installed in their practices. Lynx Mobile is an automated charge capture, inventory management and reporting tool. It was developed by OTN specifically for community-
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