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.

Equicare’s Patient Portal is a web-based tool that includes a rich set of interfaces with the center’s Oncology Information System. This reduces manual data entry and enables data such as lab and test results to be automatically published to the portal in real time.

Patient Portal may reduce the number of missed appointments by providing patients with access to a consolidated list of all upcoming consultations, and allowing patients to request new appointments or cancel and reschedule existing appointments online.  Patients can also set up email or text message reminders ahead of upcoming consultations, and contact their care team with questions through a secure messaging center.

“We’re pleased to augment the existing cancer services we provide at Cancer Center of Hawaii with Patient Portal,” states Charmaine H. McKay, Administrative/Operations Manager at Cancer Center of Hawaii. “By providing our patients with secure access to their healthcare information online we anticipate improving the patient experience both during and after care, and encourage all patients to take advantage of this exciting new resource.”

About Cancer Center of Hawaii

The Cancer Center of Hawaii is the only free-standing radiation cancer treatment center with two advanced facilities on Oahu: Liliha in Honolulu and Leeward in Ewa Beach.  Our high quality and compassionate services are delivered by experienced and caring cancer specialists who offer hope, encouragement, education, information and excellence in cancer care. Our team develops tailored treatment plans for each patient based on type of cancer, stage, lifestyle needs and overall health. We focus on maximizing the chances of curing cancer while minimizing radiation to normal organs to maintain one’s quality of life and preserve normal organ functioning. And our convenient locations ensure patients, their families and loved ones can access outstanding, advanced services close to home, their home.

About Equicare Health

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 CS is a web-based healthcare solution that supports patients throughout the care continuum, and is used in hospitals and care centers around the world.  For more information please contact us.