BOSTON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ACT.md, a team-based care coordination company, has met the criteria to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) first demonstration of electronic clinical information sharing. On June 1st, participants at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago will have the opportunity to witness data seamlessly moving between multiple healthcare technologies during a cancer patient's journey.
The hypothetical colon cancer patient's journey will begin with initial symptoms and progress through family history and risk assessment, genomic testing, surgery, chemotherapy administration, and home care. The patient's health activities and clinical information will be documented in real time and transmitted to receiving applications using internationally recognized interoperability standards. ACT.md, specifically, will demonstrate how:
- to connect all members of the care team,
- a care plan can be developed, refined, tracked, and shared in real-time with anyone on the care team – including being sent directly to the Epic EMR via a Care Plan CDA,
- care teams can securely communicate in a structured, reliable, and asynchronous yet real-time fashion, and
- the ability for the patient and caregiver to see their goals reflected, understand the care plan, their role in the plan, and have a structured discussion with their care team.
"The ability to share a care plan that has been co-created with the patient and that prominently features their real health goals (not just what we as their providers have intended for them) can have a profound impact on personalizing care", said ACT.md Chief Medical Information Officer Narath Carlile, MD, MPH.
ACT.md's founders are nationally recognized leaders in disruptive innovation and healthcare informatics, paving the way in developing and promoting new standards for open data sharing and interoperability; for example, leading the SMART initiative (like an "app store for healthcare") and ACT.md's participation in the Argonaut Project to advance FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources).
ASCO Annual Meeting attendees can view the demonstration in room S405 of McCormick Place. Demonstrations will be at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. For more information, please go to: http://am.asco.org/demos
About ACT.md: ACT.md provides a secure web-based platform for coordination and collaboration supplemented by non-clinical resources (think of them like "care traffic controllers") to promote safe, reliable handoffs across the care continuum. With ACT.md healthcare organizations can be successful in a team-based care model and efficiently manage in-between visit care. To learn more visit http://ACT.md.
About ASCO: Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With more than 35,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs and peer-reviewed journals. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation, which funds ground-breaking research and programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of people with cancer. For ASCO information and resources, visit www.asco.org.
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