Alexandria, VA – December 15, 2017: Appian360 Healthcare Innovations, LLC (“Appian360”) and Northern Ohio Regional Cancer Center, LLC (“NORCC”) announced today a new clinical partnership to implement Appian360’s patient-centered oncology care platform, which provides clinical algorithms designed to improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce overall costs. The combination of Appian360’s outcome-focused clinical pathway development and Cordata’s robust care coordination platform will also facilitate better patient management and increase patient engagement.
“With Appian360’s Algorithm Generator™, oncology care teams can now create standardized diagnostic and other pathways informed by current standards and evidence-based knowledge,” noted Robert Bridwell, MD, MBA, Appian360’s Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer. “Early, accurate, and comprehensive diagnosis is the bedrock of effective care for people with cancer. Essentially, the combination of clinical algorithms and care coordination can promote better outcomes for both patients and providers.”
NORCC will be able to take advantage of platform enhancements, such as Care Maps, which provide a longitudinal view of care over time, and AcuSym™, a system to manage disease-specific symptoms. Additional features are designed to address co-morbidities with severity/acuity indexing at diagnosis, use analytics to proactively monitor patient status and satisfaction and measure care outcomes.
“We are pleased to provide NORCC with a cancer care platform that enables patients to receive comprehensive clinical coordination and participate more actively in their care,” said Stan Grice, Co-Founder, CEO and President of Appian360. “Our solution helps ensure patients are engaged and motivated to stick to treatment plans, take the right steps at the right time along their care paths, and navigate the unique challenges of oncology care, from screening to survivorship.”
“As a leader in regional cancer care, we are excited to provide our patients with a single platform where NORCC clinical staff can better manage the complex care involved with treating patients with cancer,” said Jon Prescott, MD, Medical Director of Northern Ohio Regional Cancer Care. “The first of its kind in Northern Ohio, this solution will allow our clinical staff to standardize care pathways to quickly identify and manage at-risk patients, empower our care team to implement and track care plans, engage patients in care management and provide improved communication with patients and their families.”
“We are pleased to be a part of Appian’s ground-breaking technology in cancer treatment and applaud NORCC for being an early adopter of this critical capability,” said Gary Winzenread, CEO of Cordata. “Our partnership with Appian360 will allow NORCC and other oncology groups improve clinical and financial outcomes in the near term and chart a successful course to value-based care in the long term.”
About Northern Ohio Regional Cancer Center
Northern Ohio Regional Cancer Center, LLC (NORCC) is committed to provide patients and their families patient-centered comprehensive cancer care. We provide the best technology and service found in the industry. Our process involves tailoring each treatment plan to each patient, answering all questions, and being a caring, credible resource following treatment. NORCC provides some of the most cutting-edge therapy and treatment planning alternatives for patients who have been diagnosed with various types of cancers including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and sophisticated electron beam radiation therapy. NORCC is an affiliate of Integrated Oncology Network, LLC. Learn more at www.norcc1.com
About Appian360 Healthcare Innovations
Appian360 is a physician-led oncology pathways company focused on solving today’s most complex health management challenges in concert with its exclusive partnership with Cordata Healthcare Innovations, LLC. We aim to reduce clinical variability among the care management team, improve diagnostic accuracy, increase patient retention and adherence and make outcomes more accountable, measurable and predictable. Using the Appian360’s Algorithm Generator™, health systems and physicians create consensus-driven standardized pathways that are informed by current guidelines and evidence-based knowledge through a secure, interoperable patient-centered care coordination platform. The platform helps medical, radiation and surgical oncology providers and care teams to decrease administrative burden and embed quality endpoints while optimizing patient engagement. Learn more at www.appian360.com