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 services through 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 throughout the world.
Improving Cancer Survivorship Through Chronic Care Management
There are currently over 10 million cancer survivors living in the United States, plus an estimated 1.4 million new cases are diagnosed every year, (figures from the National Cancer Institute). The Institute of Medicine, which published a landmark study “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition”, has shown that cancer is no longer a disease that is resolved through acute treatment alone. Rather, it is a chronic disease that requires lifelong care. Cancer centers specializing in the acute treatment phase and are best equipped to manage the chronic treatment, or survivorship, phase due to their intimate relationship with each patient’s cancer journey.
Creating a chronic care model for cancer survivorship is the right thing to do, both to improve clinical outcomes for patients, and to maximize operational efficiencies for Cancer Canters. EQUICARE CS™ is currently deployed throughout the world with new customers going live on a regular basis.