At Equicare Health, a group of driven healthcare professionals, engineers, scientists and business leaders come together with a passion for innovative oncology solutions. They are on a mission to improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors around the world. With the help of their industry-leading software, Equicare CS (ECS), currently serves cancer centers, oncology care providers and patients across the globe.
ECS is a comprehensive approach to care coordination with unrivaled Oncology Information Systems (OIS) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) integration. It is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary tools to coordinate patient care from screening, through treatments, survivorship and follow-up.
To learn more, please visit the website and request a demo today.
*Infographics and Design by Ann Wong, who holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. She is an author of over 10 SCI publications, having taught at UBC and the Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) in Beijing.
TYPICAL CARE CAN GENERATE AN INCOMPLETE VIEW OF A CANCER PATIENT’S EXPERIENCES.
Patients with cancer suffer from disease and treatment related symptoms. Many of these clinically- relevant details are often missed or forgotten as these patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are typically only discussed at clinic visits. “Prior research has shown that doctors miss up to half of patients’ symptoms during cancer treatment,” noted medical oncologist Ethan Basch Director of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Outcomes Research Program and an Associate Professor of UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology and Oncology . Symptoms can also arise from medical comorbidities, such as diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially with an aging population . Greater diversity of expertise is needed to address these added complexities. Results from a comorbidity study in skin cancer patients suggest that patient-reported questionnaires may better identify any coexisting disorders (n=44; 79.5% and 88.6% by traditional medical interview and patient-reported questionnaire, respectively) even when there are discordant observations .
It is our pleasure to announce our recognition as one of the top digital health companies of 2017 by Rocket Builder’s Ready to Rocket list.
In its 15th year of profiling BC technology companies best positioned to capitalize on technology trends and fast growth, this is Ready to Rocket’s first year recognizing health care services in the digital health sector.
We were featured as one of the top Life Sciences Companies in BC last year.
We are pleased to be included with so many strong Canadian tech companies making waves in the community.
For more information about Ready to Rocket: http://www.readytorocket.com
2016 finished on a high note for us at Equicare. We welcomed 25 new customers to our family with 60 facilities going live last year. Our highlights of 2016 included bringing greater diversity to our family . We welcomed a second customer from Puerto Rico, another from Australia and one from the UK. We saw our sites grow and service a whole range of cancer centers and patients around the world.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
The Equicare Team continues to dream big in 2017. 2017 will see our team working hard on the release of ECS 4.7, an upgrade that welcomes a newly, modern designed patient portal with mobile support. The release will be unveiled later this year.
The Equicare Team will be back on the road this month at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. We will gather together with health members around the world to learn, network and connect with industry leaders working to open and innovate greater doors in the Health IT sector of healthcare. Our team is also excited to be exhibiting at NCBC for another year and presenting at this year’s March 14th Post-Conference session on Survivorship: It’s Time for Clinical and Operational Specifics.
Join us and keep up-to-date on social media and our blog. We are excited to share with you the many things to come in 2017 for the Equicare Family.
Thank you for making 2016 a banner year for Equicare! We have been thrilled to welcome so many new users to the Equicare family this year and we look forward to supporting you and your patients for years to come.
We will continue to be open for support throughout the holidays, with the exception of closures on December 26th and January 2nd in lieu of Christmas and New Years Day.
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.
Innovation has taken great strides over the years as technology continues to grow and shift how we live, work and care in the spaces around us. We are collecting lots of data while we witness the consumerization of healthcare grow – we are living on the cusp of an evolution and increased sophistication of clinical technology in healthcare. The advancement in artificial intelligence (AI) within companies such as Google and Amazon could forge new grounds in the way we coordinate patient care. Care management is evolving and the industry is taking note.
We partnered with The Samfund at the 2016 ASTRO Annual Meeting, a yearly gathering held for the radiology oncology community dedicated to improving patient care, to survey attendees about their current approach to cancer survivor engagement, and the challenges they faced in doing more. It was an eye opening exercise with a positive outcome – we pledged to make a donation to The Samfund each time a survey was completed, and are pleased to donate $1500 to this great cause. Thanks to those who joined us at ASTRO!
Last month we announced that we’ll be partnering with The Samfund at ASTRO, and today we’re pleased to share an interview with The Samfund CEO, Samantha Watson. Sam is a two-time young adult cancer survivor and passionate about providing support to other young adult survivors. It’s our pleasure to share her insight into the unique financial challenges faced by survivors, and how the healthcare industry has responded.
o daily operations , and we got to know her a little better here:
What was your first job?
My first “grown up” job was as a Gunner’s Mate in the U.S. Navy. I was stationed on board the USS Rushmore LSD-47 in San Diego, CA.
What are you most proud of in your career so far?
I’m very proud that for as long as I can remember I haven’t woken up in the morning or gone to bed at night not loving the work that I do.
What are you most looking forward to working on at Equicare?
I’m VERY much looking forward to working with a new product and assisting clients with being successful in its use. I’m also excited to be joining a company that is innovative and puts so much effort into ensuring client needs are being met.
What does workflow analysis mean to you?
My definition of Workflow Analysis is analyzing current and future state workflows for all processes surrounding the use of an electronic medical record system and associated supporting modules. The intent of all this is gaining efficiencies in clinical operations, improved task management and internal compliance, and closing gaps in essential communications.
What do you see as the major benefit of establishing a good workflow?
There are many advantages to establishing solid and practical workflows. But, at the top of my list is the ability to eliminate confusion when it comes to performance of tasks.
How do you approach training in a fast-paced industry like healthcare?
I’m flexible in the delivery approach of training services with the understanding that each site is unique. That, along with staying up to date on industry expectations and current/future challenges that clinical sites face, is important in ensuring that training will be delivered successfully and will be valuable to the staff.
You need to go on holiday tomorrow- where would you go?
Marrakech, Morocco!! I love the food and Turkish Baths and the coffee!!
What would you eat for your last meal on earth?
Everything. Dipped in Chocolate.
We agree with her feelings about both chocolate and the importance of a good workflow so we’re looking forward to Rebecca’s contribution to your success. To discuss workflow and applications training, contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for making 2015 a banner year for Equicare! We have been thrilled to welcome so many new users to the Equicare family this year and we look forward to supporting you and your patients for years to come.
We will continue to be open for support throughout the holidays, with the exception of closures on Christmas day and New Years day.
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season,