Newswise — [FORT WASHINGTON, PA — July 19, 2017] The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is collaborating with ION Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen, to integrate the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) and NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates®) into its IntelliDoseTxM treatment management module to allow for point-of-care access to treatment recommendations and order templates derived from the NCCN Guidelines®.
“NCCN is grateful for the collaboration with ION Solutions and their commitment to providing decision support to improve quality and safety in cancer care,” said C. Lyn Fitzgerald, MJ, Senior Vice President, U.S. & Global Development, NCCN. “Indeed, we are enthusiastic for the inclusion of the NCCN Guidelines and NCCN Templates® in the IntelliDoseTxM software application and, thereby, the availability of evidence-based clinical decision support for nearly 20,000 patients a month.”
IntelliDoseTxM is a cloud-based chemotherapy treatment management module that automates an oncology practice’s workflow while helping to increase patient safety and staff efficiency. Key features of IntelliDoseTxM include treatment plan management, computerized physician order entry, nurse charting, capturing all charges for each chemotherapy encounter and the capability to integrate with an electronic health record (EHR) application. By including NCCN Content, ION Solutions ensures oncology practices and their patients have access to evidence-based treatment information developed by leading experts.
“At ION Solutions, we are always looking for ways to help oncologists create efficiencies in their practice and elevate the level of care they provide to patients. Collaborating with NCCN and providing oncology practices with their industry-leading clinical guidelines and treatment regimens through our IntelliDoseTxM solution is a perfect example of this,” said Vicki Albrecht, PhD, Senior Vice President/General Manager, ION Solutions. “NCCN is the gold standard, and we look forward to continuing our partnership and evaluating opportunities to integrate their world-class resources across other areas of our business.”
The NCCN Guidelines are the recognized standard for clinical policy in cancer care and are the most thorough and most frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. Derived directly from the NCCN Guidelines, the NCCN Templates include chemotherapy and immunotherapy regimens with literature support, supportive care agents, monitoring parameters and safety instructions. The goal of the NCCN Templates is to enhance patient safety by empowering health care providers to standardize patient care, reduce medical errors, and anticipate and manage adverse events.
NCCN continues to expand the library of chemotherapy order templates to work toward improved safe and effective use of drugs and biologics in cancer care
For more information about the use of NCCN Content in Health Information Technology, visit NCCN.org/HIT.
About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.
The NCCN Member Institutions are: Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, NE; Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH; City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC; Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, Jacksonville, FL, and Rochester, MN; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY; Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA; University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, AL; UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA; UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA; University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, CO; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, WI; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN; and Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven, CT.
About ION Solutions
ION Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen, is the largest physician service organization and GPO specializing in the support of community oncology. ION provides GPO procurement services, technologies, advocacy resources and expertise to more than half of the community-based oncology practices in the nation to help improve their clinical and operational management. For more information, go to www.iononline.com
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