Equicare Health installs EQUICARE CS™ at the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center

Vancouver, BC, April 3, 2014, Equicare Health, the leading provider of care coordination software, announces the installation of EQUICARE CS at the Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center based in Harford County, Maryland. The software was installed in December 2013 in order to improve the patient experience both during and after treatment by providing long term cancer survivorship care plans, patient navigation services, and an online patient portal.

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Equicare Health installs Active Patient Portal at the Cancer Center of Hawaii

Vancouver, BC – January 15, 2014 – Equicare Health, a leading provider of care coordination software, announces the installation of Active Patient Portal at the Cancer Center of Hawaii.  The center, Hawaii’s only free-standing radiation cancer treatment center, launched the portal in December 2013 in order to empower patients and their families to play a more active role in their healthcare.  Active Patient Portal provides secure online access to healthcare information and includes a consolidated appointment calendar, up to date lab and test results, educational materials, questionnaires, care team contact information, and more.

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Equicare Health moves into new office space

Vancouver, BC – July 23, 2013 – Equicare Health, the leading provider of care coordination software announces their move to a larger corporate office in Vancouver, BC. The new office provides additional space for the company to continue expanding its Vancouver-based team, which includes clinical experts, software developers, sales executives and more. The new office is located at the address below, and the company encourages vendors, partners and customers to update their records accordingly.

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Equicare Announces Support for Meaningful Use with ECS v4.1

EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a web-based software solution that enables cancer centers to provide coordinated navigation, distress management, and survivorship care planning to improve clinical outcomes for patients, and achieve regulatory compliance.  Version 4.1 includes significant improvements to the reporting capabilities in ECS, a provision for controlled emergency access to patient records, and a quick link from ARIA to the patient reminders area in ECS.

ECS v4.1 has been reviewed by the Drummond Group and now enables organizations to meet the “Meaningful Use” requirements specified in the U.S. government’s ARRA-HiTech Act, which promotes the adoption of Electronic Health Records in order to reduce healthcare costs.  ECS satisfies meaningful use objectives to provide incorporated laboratory test results, demographics recording, patient specific education resources, patient reminders, electronic copies of health information, timely access, clinical summaries for each office visit, and meet privacy and security criteria (170.302c, d, f, g, h, m, o, w).

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Equicare Health Announces Support for Navigation in EQUICARE CS™

New Navigation functionality in Equicare CS meets American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) Requirements for Cancer Care Center Accreditation

Vancouver, BC – June 13, 2013 – Equicare Health Inc, the leading provider of care coordination software announces the launch of support for Navigation in Version 4.0 release of its industry leading Cancer Survivorship software tool, Equicare CS. The process of Navigation assists patients by helping them move through the health care system in the manner in which care is needed, and has been shown to improve clinical outcomes by ensuring patients receive follow up care in a timely manner, as well as facilitating better quality of life post-treatment. Equicare’s Navigation tools can be seamlessly integrated into existing Oncology Information Systems, and provide compliance with the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), which requires Institutions provide a formal Navigation system by 2015.

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Equicare installs EQUICARE CS™ at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

Vancouver, BC – July 11, 2013 – Equicare Health, the industry leading provider of care coordination software, announces the installation of EQUICARE CS at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, WA. PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit health care system with medical centers throughout the Northwest, installed the software in its Bellingham Center in May 2013 to support the launch of a new Cancer Survivorship program. Through the survivorship program, PeaceHealth will now provide patients with treatment summaries, long term follow-up plans, and educational resources to improve patient engagement and long term clinical outcomes following cancer treatment.

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Cogent and Varian Medical Systems to showcase EQUICARE CS™

Mccormick Place, Chicago, IL — The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964, with overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality. More than 25,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines (medical, radiation, and surgical oncology) and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals participating in approved oncology training programs, oncology nurses, and other practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology.

As the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer, ASCO is committed to advancing the education of oncologists and other oncology professionals, to advocating for policies that provide access to high-quality cancer care, and to supporting the clinical trials system and the need for increased clinical and translational research.

Visit us at the Varian booth for a personal demonstration and review of EQUICARE CS™ for survivorship management.

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John B. Amos Purchases EQUICARE CS

Columbus Regional healthcare provider anticipates improvements in cancer survivors post treatment care set to launch its new cancer survivorship initiative in 2011, John B. Amos has signed an EQUICARE CS agreement with Cogent Health Solutions aimed at improving overall cancer survivors’ care and clinic efficiency.

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