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VisionTree Announces Partnership with OncoLink for Delivering Oncology Patient Education & Resources


June 03, 2016 - San Diego, CA

VisionTree®, a leader in cloud-based, patient reported outcomes, patient engagement, population health and multi-center research/registry solutions, is pleased to announce its partnership with OncoLink® Penn Medicine's online cancer education resource for patients and healthcare professionals. With the growing adoption and use of the VisionTree Optimal Care (VTOC) platform for patient-centered outcomes data management, patient engagement, interoperability and workflow solutions, this partnership with OncoLink® provides an end-to-end solution for oncology programs and the hospital enterprise, which keeps that patient at the center of outcomes and population health reporting.

OncoLink's primary goal is to support patients, caregivers and practitioners through education, and empower patients to make educated treatment decisions, be active participants in their care and be their own advocate. The OncoLink® Cancer Patient Education Library contains over 550 articles. The content is continually updated by OncoLink's team of Penn Medicine health care providers and ranges from treatment and disease information for a newly diagnosed patient, support through treatment, and long term side effects.

The VTOC v4.1 platform is implemented at over 400+ oncology programs and 600+ sites globally, including 8 of the top 10 U.S. News & World Report hospitals, with 2.5M+ patient users as a patient portal including patient reported outcomes and providing a robust, clinical and multi-center research/registry solution. VTOC includes a library of over 200 electronic patient reported outcomes measures (ePROMs) assessments with template/timepoint manager across all medical conditions, as well as secure two-way messaging with form alerts. VTOC disease-site specific templates are triggered by diagnosis codes and appointment types, or on-demand, to deliver ePROMs, care pathway reminders and personalized patient education resources for optimal patient engagement and an integrated, multidisciplinary group approach to coordinated care and management of actionable patient reported outcomes.

"It is important for us to provide accurate and comprehensive educational materials to the oncology community by partnering with solutions like VTOC that deliver a comprehensive approach to patient-centered care. The combination of The OncoLink® Cancer Patient Education Library and the VTOC platform means patients will have the ability to access current information on their specific cancer type and treatment at each point of their care pathway"

Maggie Hampshire, RN, BSN Director of Strategic Partnerships, OncoLink®

"By starting at the point of initial patient intake with electronic patient reported forms, the VTOC platform helps sites deliver a completely paperless workflow and capture relevant, patient reported data for quality, shared-decision making between patients and their providers, as well as delivering operational efficiency. Integrating with OncoLink® will allow physicians and staff the ability to easily assign disease specific patient educational resources and provide easy access to patients and their caregivers for navigating complex pathways at the time of their care."

Martin Pellinat, CEO of VisionTree Software

With over a decade in clinical use, VTOC has documented improvements in patient care and the clinical workflow; including up to 20% reduction in non-urgent phone calls, up to 30% improvement in missed appointments, over 30% increased patient satisfaction, and over 40% improved compliance for capturing longitudinal PROMs. VTOC helps providers in delivering risk-adjusted outcomes data, on an individual patient or an aggregate level, for an optimized delivery of quality and efficiency in on-going patient care.

The partnership between VisionTree and OncoLink® opens the possibility for thought leaders worldwide to use the VTOC platform to share best practice, disease-site specific templates for patient and clinician reported outcomes measures, including patient education, driven by quality measures and rapidly evolving standards in value-based care.


About OncoLink®
OncoLink® is the first Internet-based multimedia oncology information resource. Founded in 1994 by Penn Medicine cancer specialists, OncoLink's mission is to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public access accurate cancer-related information. Through OncoLink, patients and health care providers can access comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances. Information is updated every day and provided at various reading levels, from introductory to in-depth.

For more information visit: www.oncolink.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