Equicare Health Introduces New Version of Cancer Survivorship Software, EQUICARE CS™

Version 4.2 includes features that meet accreditation guidelines, support new diseases sites, and enable the collection & analysis of patient reported outcomes

Online PR News – 29-July-2014 – Vancouver, BC – Equicare Health, a leading provider of care coordination software, announces the release of EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) v4.2. The new version was developed to better meet the operational needs of busy cancer care centers, and to enable these organizations to meet stage 2 of the ARRA-HiTech Act’s “Meaningful Use” requirements. The Act is intended to reduce healthcare costs through the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR), and includes incentives for organizations in which patients have “Meaningful Use” of their EHR. Equicare supports these patient engagement objectives through an online patient portal. Other new features included with ECS v4.2 include:

• A comprehensive questionnaire module to collect and analyze patient reported outcomes,
survivorship care plans designed specifically for Primary Care Physicians
• Expanded data integration with external hospital systems,
• Clinical content support for a number of additional disease sites,
• An updated, and more intuitive user interface,
• Configuration features that provide greater functional control to users.

"This version of ECS is our most ambitious and feature rich release to date," states Equicare VP of Product Management, Malcolm Wright. "We’ve taken customer input seriously and developed a product that is ahead of healthcare trends in terms of survivorship care planning, patient reported outcomes, and the use of patient portal. The regulatory landscape of the North American healthcare market is changing rapidly, and we’re pleased to provide healthcare organizations with tools that meet these changing standards."

EQUICARE CS™ is a web-based software solution that enables cancer centers to provide coordinated navigation, distress management, patient engagement, and survivorship care planning to improve clinical outcomes for patients and achieve accreditation compliance. The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accredits North America’s premier cancer centers, and the 2015 accreditation phase includes new requirements for survivorship. EQUICARE CS™ meets all three of their new Continuum of Care requirements today.

Current Equicare customers are encouraged to contact the organization to schedule the upgrade as soon as possible to ensure accreditation deadlines are met. Complete technical details about ECS v4.2 are available; please contact Equicare for more information.

About Equicare Health

Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of care coordination software that improves clinical outcomes for patients, and enables care providers to operate more effectively. Equicare’s solution, EQUICARE CS™, includes functionality for patient navigation, long-term follow-up and patient engagement. EQUICARE CS is a web-based healthcare solution that supports patients throughout the care continuum, and is used in hospitals and care centers around the world. For more information please visit www.equicarehealth.com

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