VisionTree®, a leader in Web-based patient-centered health record management and provider communication systems, announced today that ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc has selected the VisionTree Optimal Care™ (VTOC) web-based platform for paperless patient data management for its ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City.
Proton therapy, a form of radiation therapy without many of the short- and long-term side effects often experienced with standard radiation therapy, is an advanced cancer treatment for specific types of tumors. The 55,000-square-foot Oklahoma City facility, which will open this summer, will be the sixth proton treatment center operating in the United States. The center will have the capacity to treat approximately 1,500 patients a year.
The center will have four treatment rooms allowing radiation oncologists to select the precise proton treatment for a particular cancer and situation. Studies have shown proton therapy to be effective in treating brain, head and neck, pediatric, colorectal and prostate tumors as well as cancers that cannot be removed completely by surgery. Research is showing promising results in the treatment of some breast and lung tumors. The course of proton treatment can range from 20 to 40 treatment sessions over a period of four to eight weeks.
VTOC's user-friendly, HIPAA-secure, web-based platform will complement a suite of systems to deliver a fully paperless workflow at ProCure's Oklahoma City center. VTOC will allow patients to access and complete their registration and history information via a secure, web-portal, send and receive secure messages and complete their quality of life forms in real-time from any location that has Internet access. The system can also send patients reminders via e-mail or text messaging.
"The VTOC system provides us with a paperless workflow, eliminating the clipboard from the time a patient checks in through long-term follow-up. VTOC also will help increase our staff productivity and data gathering capabilities, so we can efficiently measure patient satisfaction and collect long-term research data."
In studies and feedback from users around the country, VisionTree has received high approval ratings and had an immediate impact on operational efficiency by both patients and staff. More than 90 percent said they find it easy to use, 86 percent find it very helpful as a tool to manage their healthcare, and more than 90 percent want to continue using it for their long term care needs. Staff have experienced time and cost savings in accessing patient's vital health data.
The VisionTree Optimal Care™ (VTOC) platform is in 7 of the top 10 U.S. News & World Report hospitals, research organizations, leading cancer centers and medical societies. With over 500,000 users of its web-based and mobile solutions for healthcare, VisionTree is providing a connection for data interchange for the healthcare ecosystem.
"VTOC is making the patient-centric vision of the healthcare industry a reality. VTOC customers are seeing the benefits of an easy-to-use and realistic electronic workflow system that integrates disparate legacy systems and the patient into the process. Many providers have a percentage of their workflow electronic, but VTOC is the proven solution to fill in the gaps, connect the coordinated care team around patient-centered data and help patient's build their own secure, Personal Health Record."
ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc., based in Bloomington, Ind., was founded in 2005 to improve the lives of patients with cancer by increasing access to proton therapy. ProCure collaborates with leading radiation oncology practices and hospitals and provides management leadership and a comprehensive approach for the design, construction, financing, staffing, training and day-to-day operations of world-class proton therapy centers. ProCure's solution reduces the time, cost and effort necessary to create a facility. ProCure is the only company in the world with two proton therapy centers under construction and two others in development. ProCure's Training and Development Center is the first facility in the world dedicated to proton therapy.
For more information, visit: www.ProCure.com
VisionTree Software, Inc., a Brainlab company, is a leader in cloud-based, patient-centered health electronic medical records, communication and population health data management systems. The VisionTree Optimal Care (VTOC) outcomes platform is MACRA compliant as a modular EHR and implemented at over 600 sites with 2.5M+ patient records in 15+ languages.
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 17 of the top 20 U.S. News and World Report hospitals.