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US Oncology Named to InformationWeek 500 as Top User of Business Technology
Date:9/15/2009

nowMed provides US Oncology network physicians with centralized access to comprehensive patient information. It also provides a platform for US Oncology's evidence-based medicine guidelines, Level I Pathways, physician-developed, pathways that assist physicians in reducing treatment variability and resulting costs. iKnowMed also gives physicians automatic alerts to warn of potential medication conflicts and can match patients to appropriate clinical trials. Ultimately, US Oncology will expand upon iKnowMed to offer a portal that will include social media activities such as blogs and discussion groups, and will provide an online community where patients can receive information on their care and treatment.

"US Oncology has always taken great pride in using leading edge technology to help advance cancer care. We are very pleased to be recognized for this effort to enhance the quality of care and effectiveness of patient services," said Bruce Broussard, Chairman and CEO of US Oncology.

Each US Oncology business unit can use the PatientRM system to address its unique needs. It is integral to the Innovent Oncology Patient Support Services and Advance Care Planning programs by maintaining evidence-based education materials and supporting ongoing nursing interventions, enhancing care for all patients serviced. Specialty drug regimens and compliance can be tracked for Oncology RX Care Advantage(TM), US Oncology's national oral oncology specialty pharmacy. Financial counselors, practice administrators, nurses and providers can access reimbursement and patient support services through the AccessMED(TM) call center, or through various innovative 24/7 self-service Web portal that support individual products.

PatientRM performs the following functions:

  • Enables consistent patient service by enrolling patients and tracking their relationships to payers, facilities, providers, diseases and tr
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