Press Release

Meet with VisionTree for Training Workshop at the NRG Oncology Semi-Annual Meeting for Collecting Longitudinal, Patient Reported Outcomes Study Data

July 7, 2015

VisionTree®, a leader in cloud-based patient-centered health data management, communication and integrated research systems for patient reported outcomes is pleased to announce that will be conducting a Training Workshop at the upcoming NRG Oncology Semi-Annual Meeting being held in Denver, CO July 16-19th, 2015.

Based on a pilot study in prostate cancer (RTOG 0828), RTOG experienced success in the ability to improve data collection, validation, and reporting processes through the use of VisionTree's oncology-specific, clinical research application - VisionTree Optimal Care (VTOC). RTOG 0920 (head and neck), 0928 (prostate) and 0924 (prostate) have successfully implemented PROMs data collection for study patients using VTOC, as well.

With multiple studies now underway using the VTOC platform for electronic patient reported outcomes data collection, NRG Oncology has launched HN001 and HN002, head and neck cancer studies including a set of four (4) quality of life assessments that are being provided to patients in the languages of English, Chinese, Cantonese and Mandarin. VTOC has also deployed its web service API for automated reporting of this electronic QOL data at specified, longitudinal timepoints to the Medidata Rave®, the database for NCI's National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).

For registered NRG Oncology meeting participants, please visit the workshop at:

  • NRG Oncology / VisionTree Workshop
  • Date/Time: July 16th @ 1-2pm MST
  • Location: Sheraton Downtown

In addition to the training workshop being held at the Denver meeting in July, the VisionTree team will also provide monthly training sessions for participating NRG Oncology sites with separate sessions being offered for sites in the U.S. and those participating in Asia.

This integrated QOL data collection and reporting solution for NRG Oncology provides seamless reporting capabilities and the VTOC platform with its library of 200+ quality of life assessment instruments offers a scalable, user-friendly solution to electronic patient reported outcomes data collection for future studies going forward.

The VTOC 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 providing a patient-centric solution for clinical trials participation and long-term care for oncology patients and their coordinated care team. VTOC is a system whose time has come and we are pleased that it is making a difference in collecting long-term Quality of Life data that often goes missing.

VTOC v5.0 is 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 v5.0 platform is certified as a 2014 modular EHR for achieving essential ARRA/HITECH Meaningful Use patient portal measures including: secure two-way messaging and view/download/transmit of the patient's clinical treatment summary (CCD) using Direct messaging, providing the ability for patients to build/share and maintain their Personal Health Record (PHR).

The VTOC v5.0 platform is implemented at over 500 sites nationally and globally; including 8 of the top 10 U.S. News and World Report Hospitals. VTOC is successfully used in 12+ countries comprising over 2M patient users as a patient portal including patient reported outcomes and providing a unique, clinical and multi-center research/registry solution. The VTOC roles and rules based platform is further certified under the ARRA HITECH Act, and is PQRS and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. VTOC provides best in class interoperability with other EHRs and is compliant with the Blue Button+ initiative, HL7 v2.x, Direct messaging, as well as web-service APIs. VTOC's wide-range of interoperability options allow for flexible integration with any EHR, Lab Management, Scheduling System, and Health Information Exchange (HIE) network on a regional or national level using industry based standards.

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 a individual patient or an aggregate level, for an optimized delivery of quality and efficiency in on-going patient care.

For an overview of the VTOC v5.0 MU 2014 certified modular EHR and fully interoperable patient portal platform with other HIS/OIS systems, as well as for an integrated research workflow including ePROMs module and API Partner Program, please check out VisionTree's meeting schedule ahead at:

To learn more about VTOC Use Cases & Results, please visit: VTOC Studies & Abstracts

Please also feel free to set-up a specific time to learn more about VTOC for your organization at:

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 MACRA compliant as a modular EHR and implemented at over 600 sites with 2.5M+ patients.

The VTOC platform is used for multi-center research, registries and population health initiatives across multiple domains. 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.