Varian Medical Systems, Flatiron Health Partner
News Jun 10, 2015
Together, the companies will build upon their existing respective software platforms to deliver a cloud-based integrated medical oncology, radiation oncology and data analytics product suite.
This alliance will enable the two companies to empower both community practices and comprehensive cancer centers with advanced software solutions designed to enhance patient outcomes and streamline operational efficiency. The goal is to offer a suite of cloud-based software solutions that support oncologists in delivering high quality care across the cancer care continuum from screening to survivorship.
'As the oncology industry continues to evolve, we are in need of innovative companies willing to collaborate and think outside the box to build real solutions that transform patient care,' said Scot Stevens, chief information officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) CancerCancer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which partners with Varian to bring UPMC’s clinical and technological expertise to customers. 'I am excited to see this alignment of radiation and medical oncology technology in support of cancer care providers worldwide.”
As a first step in the collaboration, both companies will offer customers OncoEMR®, Flatiron Health’s industry-leading, cloud-based medical oncology EHR. OncoEMR features integrated pathways from multiple organizations such as Via Oncology, as well as a library of managed clinical content including the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates®). Later this year, OncoEMR will be made seamlessly interoperable with Varian’s award-winning ARIA® oncology information system, now in use at over 3,800 cancer centers around the world.
“We are excited to work with an innovative company like Flatiron Health, a leader in the area of workflow management and data analytics for oncology,” said Sukhveer Singh, Vice President, Oncology Continuum Solutions, Varian Medical Systems. “Together, we will help empower the oncology community to advance the delivery of cancer care. This initiative is an important part of Varian’s efforts to build a comprehensive, cloud-based software platform that enables care coordination and value-based medicine.”
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Varian, the world’s leading supplier of radiation oncology systems for cancer treatment,” said Nat Turner, co-founder and CEO, Flatiron Health. “Today’s healthcare system requires that cancer care be delivered in a coordinated manner, across multiple specialties. By building and powering software systems that are integrated across medical and radiation oncology, we can help cancer care providers transform the delivery of high quality patient care.”