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.

John B. Amos Cancer Center will be utilizing EQUICARE CS to manage their cancer survivors. By using EQUICARE CS, John B. Amos is able to provide cancer survivors with a comprehensive Care Plan, as well as a follow-up plan at the completion of treatment. Educational material included in the Care Plan provides patients with information on managing side effects and health promotion activities, such as nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation. The structured follow-up plan ensures that survivors know when to expect follow-up activities, which helps ease stress on the patient. Through the EQUICARE CS Dashboard, John B. Amos staff can monitor the upcoming scheduled activities for survivors and generate reminder calls to confirm appointments, improving clinic efficiency through a reduction in missed appointments.

About John B. Amos Cancer Center

The John B. Amos Cancer Center, a part of Columbus Regional Healthcare System, is the leading cancer treatment facility in Southwest Georgia, offering outpatient medical and radiation oncology, infusion therapy, an oncology pharmacy, and support services for patients and their families. The center reported nearly 1,200 new patients during last fiscal year (July 2009-June 2010), including approximately 700 new cases in Radiation Oncology. There were more than 166,000 total patient visits – a 3 percent increase over the previous year. The center recorded more than 21,000 patient visits in Medical Oncology, more than 67,500 in Infusion and almost 48,000 in Radiation Oncology.

Recently, John B. Amos Cancer Center has achieved three-year accreditation status by two national accrediting agencies. The Commission on Cancer granted the comprehensive cancer program a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation, while the American College of Radiation Oncology awarded full accreditation to John B. Amos Cancer Center’s Radiation Oncology Practice. For more about John B. Amos Cancer Center please visit their website at John B. Amos Cancer Center.

About Cogent Health Solutions and EQUICARE CS

Cogent Health Solutions is the developer of EQUICARE CS for global healthcare markets, with a focus on disease management for health care providers, patients and their families. The company is focused on setting the new benchmark for patient management in cancer treatment facilities around the globe. Cogent Health Solutions is based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

EQUICARE CS case management software enables cancer centers to develop a structured follow-up program to deliver services to the growing population of cancer survivors. The software enables cancer survivors, their caregivers, and healthcare providers to manage post-treatment follow-up and support.