EQUICARE CS™ powers a proactive follow-up care program designed to help cancer survivors achieve a better post-treatment quality of life
PALO ALTO, Calif. — March 20, 2008 — Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) today announced it is offering oncology treatment centers a way to provide cancer survivors proactive follow-up care to achieve a better post-treatment quality of life. Varian is teaming with Cogent Health Solutions to offer Cogent’s EQUICARE CS™ (cancer survivorship) case management software with Varian’s ARIA™ Oncology Information System for the management of cancer treatment centers.
Mission: Develop Cogent Health Solutions startup into a successful commercial health-care industry contender
Assets: Lengthy experience in building technology companies
Yield: CEO and president of a health-care company with global marketplace potential in applying management software to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments
Cogent Health Solutions today announced that serial entrepreneurs responsible for building three of British Columbia’s most successful health and technology companies – ALI Technologies, Creo, and MDS Laboratories – have partnered to finance and play strategic roles in establishing Cogent as the leader in the cancer survivorship data management market. A $3.0 million venture financing from Yaletown Venture Partners and angel investors is backing the team as it prepares to launch with major US-based healthcare partners.