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Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute Selects VisionTree Optimal Care™ (VTOC) for Patient Intake, Patient Reported Outcomes and Optimized, Cloud-Based Data Collection Workflow

- Hampton University Proton Therapy's Institute paves the way for electronic data capture of longitudinal data collection from intake to clinical workflow and follow-up -

April 04, 2012 - San Diego, CA

VisionTree®, a leader in cloud-based patient/provider-centric health data management, communication integrated research systems, announced today that the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) selects the VisionTree Optimal Care™ (VTOC) platform/application for its patient and clinical portal solution for patient reported outcomes data management, improve workflow efficiency and provide secure online access by patients and referring physicians to timely and relevant data for patient care.

"Clinical research typically has a great challenge in consistently collecting patient-reported outcomes, since it is usually done through paper or phone survey. VTOC offers us the ability to move this process to an electronic format through a secure cloud-based portal to collect data in a faster and more compliant manner. The platform also allows us to deliver reminders and study information more effectively to the patient."

Dr. Chris Sinesi, HUPTI medical director

Compliance for patient reported outcomes using VTOC was recently presented to improve by 40%+ at 6 mo. and 10 minutes of time saved per form/per patient by research associates. With continued successful at HUPTI, VTOC can provide a connected community that reaches distant geographic boundaries for patients seeking state-of-the-art proton therapy treatment for their cancer diagnosis across all specialties.

Using VTOC's secure, HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based technology, Hampton University Proton Therapy Center, patients are able to create a VTOC patient portal account, prior to being accepted for treatment. Patients, often living in locations remote from the center, are able to use the portal technology to upload lab results, key images and complete valuable form data that helps with their pre-treatment consideration process. With an innovative 'match-n-merge' technology the patient's record can be merged into the Electronic Medical Record, even prior to being entered as scheduled patient. Data can also be shared using VTOC's roles/rules-based permission system for referring physician and coordinated care team access, including two-way messaging.

VTOC is connected to the RT-EMR using HL7 scheduling outbound interface and provides patients with the ability to complete their consents, health history and quality of life forms at specified time points through the VTOC Patient Portal. A key technology advance is that the VTOC Forms/Template API (Application Programming Interface) allows for 'plug-and-play' connectivity with existing clinical systems for scalability and integration within a community or for broader, multi-center research purposes. VTOC provides technology gaps in cancer center or hospital workflow that might exist with legacy EMR or patient/provider and referral or HIE portal solutions.

The VTOC Forms/Template builder and API includes the VTOC TimePoint Manager™ for treatment and research protocols delivers an email reminder, which includes bundling time point forms, reminders and education material, as well as provided secure patient/coordinated care team two-way messaging, when the patient or referring physician logs in to their portal from any location with internet access, including their home computer or iPad. With VTOC, patient reported outcomes and clinician reported outcomes forms data can trigger real-time, actionable notifications, longitudinal data collection as well as research data completeness and accuracy. The VTOC platform and its full featured suite of APIs for forms, two-way messaging, roles/rules-based communication alerts and account resolution center between disparate systems.

"VTOC is a win-win for both oncology patients and providers," said Martin Pellinat, CEO of VisionTree. "The system empowers patients to provide important feedback directly with their physicians electronically, as well as build their own personal health records to help make the best decisions at the most critical times and provide a means of long-term communication for their care. VTOC is also serving as the vehicle to transform the healthcare ecosystem into a true paperless environment, increasing staff's productivity and data gathering capabilities to share patient-level data and effectively measure patient satisfaction. With its modular, interoperable cloud-based/API approach, as demonstrated at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, VTOC is providing real-world solutions for patient participation in their long-term oncology care and research, as well as data sharing with their coordinated care team."

Martin Pellinat, CEO VisionTree Software, Inc.

VTOC v4.0 is ARRA HITECH 2011/2012 certified as a modular EHR for CCD/CCR clinical data exchange (04072011-1140-8) and fully compliant with Title 21, Part 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) statistical process control system pertaining to electronic records and signatures. VTOC is implemented in over 200 sites throughout the U.S. and Europe with over 1 million patients actively using the platform for their health data management and research.

About HUPTI
HUPTI is the eighth proton facility in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the world. At full operation, HUPTI is expected to treat approximately 2,000 patients per year with prostate, breast, brain, lung, ocular and pediatric and other cancers. HUPTI's 200-ton cyclotron originates and spins the protons at 60 percent of the speed of light, sending the resulting beam down a beam line to the treatment room. The actual treatment of protons lasts a mere minute. Patients are treated five days a week, from one to ten weeks.

For additional information, please contact Sarita L. Scott at 757-251-6814 or sarita.scott@hamptonproton.org or visit: www.hamptonproton.org


About VisionTree®

VisionTree Software, Inc. is a leader in cloud-based, patient-centered health electronic medical records, communication and population health data management systems. The VisionTree Optimal Care (VTOC) patient data management and workflow platform is ARRA HITECH Meaningful Use certified for Stage 1 & 2 as a modular EHR and implemented at over 600 sites with 2.5M+ patients.

The VTOC platform is used for multi-center patient/clinical connectivity and research, HIE, ACO and population health initiatives focused in the fields of oncology, neuro/spine surgery, diabetes and wellness. VisionTree's customer base consists of leading academic and community centers, research organizations and medical societies globally including 8 of the top 10 U.S. News and World Report hospitals.

For more information, visit www.visiontree.com or email us at: healthcare@visiontree.com

To learn more about VisionTree Optimal Care, visit: VTOC Clinical