Thursday, June 11, 2009

US Oncology Launches Oncology-Specific EHR

US Oncology Launches Oncology-Specific EHR to the Open Market. iKnowMed is now available to community-based oncologists. Will this become the dominant EHR among oncologists? US Oncology acquired iKnowMed in 2004.

So what's unique about iKnowMed? One feature is that it leverages technology to help oncologists focus cost effectiveness in community cancer care. After all, biologic agents are very expensive and many patients have trouble paying for their treatment when it involves a combination of chemotherapy plus biologic targeted therapies. iKnowMed also provides oncologists with easy access to US Oncology's Innovent Oncology program so they can gain benefits associated with pay-for-performance (P4P) programs.

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