Equicare Health releases latest version of their product, Equicare CS 4.8

Vancouver, CANADA – April 4, 2018 – Equicare Health, the leading provider of oncology care coordination and patient navigation solutions, officially releases the latest version of their product, Equicare CS (ECS) 4.8.

“Version 4.8 has been certified for MIPS ACI 2015 Edition and supports integration with Elekta’s Mosaiq 2.6 and Varian’s ARIA 15.5.  We’ve also introduced new tools for managing Tumor Board meetings, as well as a complete refresh of our Oncology Patient Education Library,” says Malcolm Wright, VP of Product Management at Equicare Health.

ECS 4.8 includes a new Case Finding feature, as well as charting improvements that make it easier for providers to organize patient assessment and encounter notes.

For more information on the new release, please contact Equicare to learn more.

About Equicare Health
Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination solutions. Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a Multi-facility web-based software tool that facilitates patient engagement including patient reported outcomes, patient navigation, survivorship care and a number of other clinical tools, i.e. MDT, Clinical trials, a suite of educational material, etc.. In additional to the clinical toolset, Equicare offers an administrative suite of worklists and reports for managing adherence to accreditation standards including Meaningful Use, Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPBC, QOPI, OCM, etc… ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. www.equicarehealth.com

For more information, please contact:
Celina Lam
Marketing Communications Specialist
celina.alisa.lam@gmail.com
604-398-2956

 

Elekta and Equicare Health establish reseller agreement to enhance cancer patient engagement, care and management

Agreement supports improved clinical outcomes through survivorship care plans that enable earlier detection and intervention for treatment-related side effects and disease recurrence

ATLANTA, February 1, 2018 – Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) today announced that it is has entered into a reseller agreement with Equicare Health, a leader in developing chronic care models for cancer survivorship that improve patient outcomes and maximize cancer centers’ operational efficiencies. Under the terms of the agreement, Elekta will now offer EQUICARE CS™ and Equicare’s Active Patient Portal to current and future users of Elekta’s MOSAIQ® Oncology Electronic Health Record (EHR). EQUICARE CS and the Active Patient Portal complement MOSAIQ, facilitating communication between patients and clinicians with no geographic restrictions. Patients can receive updates on their care plans, provide feedback and patient reported outcomes through the platform. Clinical information is integrated into MOSAIQ directly from EQUICARE CS.

MOSAIQ is a leading open system that also provides actionable analytics to support improvements in the quality and cost of care. MOSAIQ is designed for interoperability with a broad array of digital health solutions to drive the open exchange of information and promote an all-inclusive workflow empowering patient care providers.

“The evolving needs of our customer base require us to think beyond what individual software solutions can offer,” said Margaret Nash, Global VP of Sales for Equicare. “Equicare’s products provide a unique and much-needed solution for efficiently managing and communicating with cancer patients. Cancer centers using our digital solutions in the context of MOSAIQ’s comprehensive EHR will now have a powerful system for connecting these patient interactions to the treatment management process. This allows an entire care team to document and review a patient’s complete history, starting as early as the patient’s first screening visit and extending well beyond the last day of treatment, improving patient outcomes while optimizing the use of oncology resources.”

EQUICARE CS is used to coordinate cancer care, manage patient navigation and facilitate the creation of survivorship plans based on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Patient navigation and survivorship plans are both required for cancer care centers to receive accreditation from the Commission on Cancer. The Active Patient Portal allows patients undergoing cancer treatment to access the latest medical information, stay on top of scheduled appointments, lab results and medical notes, as well as send/receive secure messages with care team members. It also provides insight into patient populations by aggregating valuable data collected in questionnaires that can help measure long-term clinical outcomes for entire patient populations.

“Elekta is committed to ensuring that our digital solutions interface seamlessly with systems and applications across the evolving healthcare ecosystem that share our goal of advancing patient care,” said Andrew Wilson, Vice President of Global Marketing for Software Solutions at Elekta. “We believe that the combination of MOSAIQ and Equicare’s offerings gives users unparalleled resources for effectively managing the entire oncology care continuum and improving survival and quality of life for cancer survivors.”

 

For further information, please contact:

Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB

Tel: +31 653 561 242, e-mail: gert.vansanten@elekta.com

Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager
Tel: +1 770 670 2524, e-mail: raven.canzeri@elekta.com
Time zone: ET: Eastern Time

 

About Elekta

Elekta is proud to be the leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Our advanced, effective solutions are created in collaboration with customers, and more than 6,000 hospitals worldwide rely on Elekta technology. Our treatment solutions and oncology informatics portfolios are designed to enhance the delivery of radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and to drive cost efficiency in clinical workflows. Elekta employs 3,600 people around the world. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. www.elekta.com.

About Equicare Health

Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination and patient navigation solutions. Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a multi-facility web-based software tool, which enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. ECS facilities patient engagement through patient reported outcomes, patient navigation, and survivorship care. The software provides other clinical tools (including MDT, Clinical trials, education material, and patient engagement) as well as an administrative suite of worklists and reports for managing adherence to accreditation standards (including Meaningful Use, Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPBC, QUOPI, OCM). ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. To learn more, please visit www.equicarehealth.com.

 

Equicare Health releases latest product, Equicare CS (ECS) 4.7

Vancouver, CANADA –December 1, 2017 – Equicare Health, the leading provider of oncology care coordination and patient navigation solutions, releases latest version of their product, Equicare CS (ECS) 4.7.

“We’re excited to be releasing ECS version 4.7 to our customers. With this version we’ve completely re-designed the patient portal to provide beautiful, clean screens and simple workflows,” says Malcolm Wright, VP of Product Management at Equicare Health.

ECS 4.7 supports mobile, so patients can access the portal from their mobile phone, tablet, or desktop. The system also supports multiple languages, so patients can benefit from ECS whether or not they speak English. Version 4.7 supports English and Spanish, and additional languages will be added with each release.

ECS 4.7 is now available. For more information on the new release, please contact Equicare to learn more.

About Equicare Health

Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination and patient navigation solutions. Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a multi-facility web-based software tool, which enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. ECS facilities patient engagement through patient reported outcomes, patient navigation, and survivorship care. The software provides other clinical tools (including MDT, Clinical trials, education material, and patient engagement) as well as an administrative suite of worklists and reports for managing adherence to accreditation standards (including Meaningful Use, Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPBC, QUOPI, OCM). ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. To learn more, please visit www.equicarehealth.com.

 

For more information, please contact:
Celina Lam
Marketing Communications Specialist
celina.alisa.lam@gmail.com
604-398-2956

 

Equicare Health introduces Equicare CS (ECS) 4.7 at the ASTRO 2017 Annual Meeting

Vancouver, CANADA – September 21, 2017 – Equicare Health, the leading provider of oncology care coordination and patient navigation solutions, will introduce the  latest release of their product, ECS 4.7, at the ASTRO 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego.

“Every year, ASTRO showcases the best of oncology technology and we are excited to show off our latest release – ECS 4.7 – at this year’s meeting. Version 4.7 introduces some significant additions to our software, including a newly designed patient portal that optimizes the user’s experience,” says Malcolm Wright, VP of Product Management at Equicare Health.

ECS 4.7 follows a responsive design, where patients can use the portal from any device including their mobile phone, tablet, or desktop. The system also supports multiple languages, so patients can benefit from ECS whether or not they speak English. Version 4.7 supports English and Spanish, and additional languages will be added with each release.

ECS 4.7 will officially be available to the public in October.

ASTRO attendees and registrants are encouraged to visit Equicare during exhibit hours; September 24 to 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Booth #2455 to learn more about Equicare’s products and services.

About Equicare Health

Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination and patient navigation solutions. Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a multi-facility web-based software tool, which enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. ECS facilities patient engagement through patient reported outcomes, patient navigation, and survivorship care. The software provides other clinical tools (including MDT, Clinical trials, education material, and patient engagement) as well as an administrative suite of worklists and reports for managing adherence to accreditation standards (including Meaningful Use, Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPBC, QUOPI, OCM). ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. To learn more, please visit www.equicarehealth.com.

For more information, please contact:

Celina Lam
Marketing Communications Specialist
celina.alisa.lam@gmail.com
604-398-2956

 

Equicare Health ranks 217th on the 2017 PROFIT 500

Vancouver, CANADA – September 14, 2017 – Equicare Health, the leading provider of oncology care coordination and patient navigation solutions, ranks 217th on the 29th annual PROFIT 500 as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 Program Manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

PROFIT 500 is an annual listing that ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth. This year, PROFIT 500 companies will be published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and CanadianBusiness.com

“Equicare is honoured to be part of this year’s PROFIT 500, being recognized alongside many innovative companies nationwide,” says Len Grenier, CEO at Equicare Health. “Our continued success reflects the hard work and commitment of our team. We will continue to build on our successes and deliver leading oncology care coordination solutions to cancer patients and oncology care providers.”

PROFIT 500 follows Equicare’s recent recognition as one of Business in Vancouver’s (BIV) Fastest Growing Companies earlier this month.

About Equicare Health
Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination solutions. Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a Multi-facility web-based software tool that facilitates patient engagement including patient reported outcomes, patient navigation, survivorship care and a number of other clinical tools, i.e. MDT, Clinical trials, a suite of educational material, etc.. In additional to the clinical toolset, Equicare also offers an administrative suite of worklists and reports for managing adherence to accreditation standards including Meaningful Use, Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPBC, QOPI, OCM, etc… ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. www.equicarehealth.com

About the PROFIT 500
For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable  and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

For more information, please contact:
Celina Lam
Marketing Communications Specialist
celina.lam@equicarehealth.com
604-398-2956

 

Equicare Health enters its third year as one of BC’s Fastest Growing Companies

Vancouver, CANADA – Sept 6, 2017 Equicare Health, the leading provider of oncology care coordination and patient navigation solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as the 20th fastest growing company on the list of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies by Business in Vancouver (BIV) for British Columbia.

“We would like to thank Business in Vancouver for this award. Receiving this recognition for the third year is encouraging as the team at Equicare strives to deliver cutting-edge solutions in oncology care coordination,” says Len Grenier, CEO at Equicare Health.

Equicare Health saw a 332% increase in revenue growth between 2012 and 2016 and was previously recognized in the 2013 and 2015 BIV Top 100 list.

 About Equicare Health

Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination solutions.  Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a Multi-facility web-based software tool that facilitates patient engagement including patient reported outcomes, patient navigation, survivorship care and a number of other clinical tools, i.e. MDT, Clinical trials, a suite of educational material, etc.. In additional to the clinical toolset, Equicare also offers an administrative suite of worklists and reports for managing adherence to accreditation standards including Meaningful Use, Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPBC, QOPI, OCM, etc… ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. www.equicarehealth.com

 

For more information, please contact:
Celina Lam
Marketing Communications Specialist
celina.lam@equicarehealth.com
604-398-2956

 

Equicare Health and Lexington Medical Center collaborate on oncology integration project

Vancouver, CANADA – August 23, 2017– Equicare Health Inc., the leading supplier of Oncology care coordination solutions, teams up with Lexington Medical Center to expand integration to include Enterprise Electronic Health Record (EHR) information. The new integration gives customers using an enterprise EHR the opportunity to integrate data from their EHR Medical Oncology Information System with Equicare’s Care Coordination system (ECS).  For organizations running one Oncology Information System (OIS) or a variety of vendor systems in many locations, Equicare serves as a bridge to consolidate data, manage compliance, and engage patients. The system streamlines data flows and allows patients and care providers to securely access data 24 hours a day, regardless of treatment location.

“When we recently switched our Medical Oncology system, we worked with Equicare to add support for integration to our Epic enterprise EHR,” says Jo Anne Covar, Director of Integration and Development at Lexington Medical Center. “With this integration now in place, we can consolidate patient data in ECS from the OIS systems used in both our Medical and Radiation Oncology departments. Our partnership with Equicare has allowed us to meet our goals of providing a robust navigation and survivorship program that operates across Oncology, minimizes duplicate data entry, and embeds clinical best practices.”

“Two additional collaboration projects with Equicare are pending as well. One will be to develop a single-sign-on (SSO) solution between the Equicare Patient Portal – which is designed for oncology patients – and our EHR enterprise portal. The second project will be to design and implement some additional integration points between the two portals using the new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard,” adds Covar. “This will provide enhanced navigation and improved portal access capability in order to give our oncology patients a more seamless experience.”

The new feature contributes to the automated creation of oncology-specific survivorship care plans by extracting demographic, appointment, staging, chemotherapy, and hormone data from a customer’s EHR Medical Oncology Information System. When combined with existing functionality and data extracted from other OIS systems, the need for extra HL7 interfaces is dramatically reduced. The Equicare integration with this EHR provider will give customers more options for managing Oncology care coordination.

“We’ve been providing rich integration with other OIS systems for some time. By adding support for an EHR Medical Oncology Information System, we provide more options for customers requesting to use Equicare’s navigation and survivorship tools across their Oncology practice,” says Margaret Nash, VP of Global Sales at Equicare Health. “We are pleased to be in a position to close this gap for them and can’t thank the team at Lexington Medical Center enough for their leadership in this area.”

About Equicare Health
Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination solutions.  Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a Multi-facility web-based software tool that facilitates patient engagement including patient reported outcomes, patient navigation, survivorship care and a number of other clinical tools, i.e. MDT, Clinical trials, a suite of educational material, etc.. In additional to the clinical toolset, Equicare also offers an administrative suite of worklists and reports for managing adherence to accreditation standards including Meaningful Use, Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPBC, QOPI, OCM, etc… ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. www.equicarehealth.com

About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center is a 428-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes six community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and 60 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,500 babies each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center is currently undergoing the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history by creating a new patient tower that will open in 2019. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care. www.lexmed.com

For more information, please contact:

Celina Lam
Marketing Communications Specialist
celina.lam@equicarehealth.com
604.398.2956

Equicare Health adds support for interoperability with Varian’s ARIA 15.1

Vancouver, CANADA, July 27, 2017Equicare Health Inc., the leading supplier of comprehensive care coordination solutions, extends support for Varian’s latest release of ARIA – version 15.1.

“The underlying security model in ARIA has fundamentally changed, and we’ve updated Equicare to support these new requirements,” says Malcolm Wright, VP of Product Management at Equicare Heath. “This update ensures that customers can continue to use Equicare with current as well as prior versions of ARIA. It also demonstrates our continued commitment to support interoperability with all oncology system vendors.”

Equicare has been a primary provider of its comprehensive care coordination system (ECS) and patient portal (APP) to oncology centers worldwide. Through an established reseller agreement, Equicare has been providing additional capability, resources, and support to enhance Varian’s care solutions. Equicare and Varian continue to work together to provide the highest level of integration to their customers.

ECS and APP support real-time integration with multiple Oncology Information Systems (OIS) including Elekta’s MOSAIQ and Varian’s ARIA. This integration allows customers to consolidate up-to-date, structured data for patients. Customers can range community cancer centers to large academic institutes as well as multi-site enterprises running a variety of systems.

This latest release adds support for ARIA version 15.1, with security enhancements that better protect patient data and simplify provider authentication using Active Directory.

About Equicare Health
Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination and patient navigation solutions. Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a multi-facility web-based software tool, which enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. ECS facilities Patient engagement through patient reported outcomes, patient navigation, and survivorship care. The software provides other clinical tools (including MDT, Clinical trials, education material, and patient engagement) as well as an administrative suite of worklists and reports for managing adherence to accreditation standards (including Meaningful Use, Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPBC, QUOPI, OCM). To learn more, please visit www.equicarehealth.com.

For more information, please contact:

Celina Lam
Marketing Communications Specialist
celina.lam@equicarehealth.com
604.398.2956

 

Equicare Health and Elekta announce Vendor Interoperability Program partnership

Vancouver, BC – June 22, 2017 – Equicare Health Inc., the leading provider of oncology care coordination software, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership and Vendor Interoperability Program (VIP) with Elekta, a leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer. This partnership will provide seamless interoperability between EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) and Elekta’s MOSAIQ® oncology information systems.

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Ready to Rocket lists Equicare Health as one of the top digital health companies of 2017

Vancouver, CANADA – March 14, 2017 Equicare Health Inc., the leading supplier of comprehensive care coordination solutions, has been named as one of the top digital health companies in Rocket Builder’s 2017 Ready to Rocket list. The list highlights technology companies with the highest growth potential in the sectors of Digital Health, Information and Communications Technology, Cleantech and LifeSciences.

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