Equicare Health highlights the value of patient engagement at ASTRO 2016 through partnership with The Samfund

Vancouver, BC – September 25, 2016 – Equicare Health Inc. announces that the company will demonstrate their oncology patient engagement software at the ASTRO 2016 Annual Meeting in Boston starting today.  As part of the focus on patient engagement, Equicare has partnered with local non-profit, The Samfund, to investigate approaches to survivor engagement within the oncology community at ASTRO.

Equicare will support The Samfund, which provides financial support to young adult cancer survivors, by donating $25 to the organization each time visitors complete the survivor engagement survey within their exhibit booth.  ASTRO visitors are encouraged to visit Equicare in booth #9051 during exhibit hours, Sept 25 – 27, 10AM -5PM to complete the patient engagement survey and support The Samfund.

“ASTRO is always an excellent showcase of the best of oncology technology and we are pleased to demonstrate the benefits of our patient engagement software here. This year, however, we’re especially proud to step beyond a demonstration to do something positive and practical for cancer survivors through The Samfund and our survivor engagement survey,” states Equicare CEO, Len Grenier.

“The data collected in this survey will provide valuable insight into the challenges faced by oncology professionals, and will help us better understand the interactions between providers and cancer survivors,” adds Samantha Watson, CEO of The Samfund. “The financial contribution from Equicare is, of course, hugely beneficial to our organization.  We are grateful for their support and hope to see many ASTRO attendees at their booth.”

Equicare is also proud to support the ASTRO 2016 Survivor Circle program. The Survivor Circle honors cancer survivors in the cities where ASTRO’s Annual Meeting is held, and this year The Samfund is one of two organizations receiving the Survivor Circle Grant, along with Boston Cancer Support.

About The Samfund
The Samfund, a national non-profit organization, supports young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, The Samfund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and academic goals. For more information, visit http://www.thesamfund.org.

About Equicare Health Inc.

Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination solutions.  Equicare’s flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a web-based software tool that facilitates patient engagement, patient navigation, survivorship care, and adherence to standards including Meaningful Use & the Commission on Cancer.  ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. www.equicarehealth.com

Equicare Health Media Contact:

Rachel Richardson

The Samfund Media Contact:

Michele Bennett