VANCOUVER, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Equicare Health Inc., a leading provider of care coordination software, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIQ). As the nationwide leader in radiation oncology and radiosurgery programs, Alliance Oncology partners directly with hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers to offer the latest oncology technologies to their patients. Through the partnership, Equicare's EQUICARE CS™ software suite will form the infrastructure for oncology patient management throughout 26 Alliance treatment centers.
"Equicare's technology will have many benefits to our patients and care teams," states Alliance Oncology IT Director Andrew Cooper. "Through interfaces with our Oncology Information Systems, we will drastically reduce the level of manual data entry in our centers, improving both the quality and quantity of data collected. This will result in an improved patient experience, including 24/7 online patient portal access as well as survivorship care plans."
Equicare CEO, Len Grenier, adds, "The Alliance Oncology network is diverse both in terms of technology and geography, posing a data collection challenge faced by many healthcare systems. Equicare's flexible and integrated platform is ideally suited to centrally collect and manage this patient data. We look forward to working with the excellent team at Alliance."
EQUICARE CS (ECS) is a complete oncology patient management solution designed to coordinate patient care through screening, treatment and into survivorship. ECS includes tools for navigation, survivorship care planning, distress management, and patient engagement, including a full featured patient portal.
Alliance is currently operating Equicare's platform in seven centers, and expects to expand the service to 26 treatment centers this year.
About Alliance HealthCare Services
Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ: AIQ) is a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services to hospitals and providers. We also operate freestanding outpatient radiology, oncology and interventional services clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers ("ASC") that are not owned by hospitals or providers. Diagnostic radiology services are delivered through the Radiology Division (Alliance HealthCare Radiology), radiation oncology services are delivered through the Oncology Division (Alliance Oncology), and interventional and pain management services are delivered through the Interventional Services Division (Alliance HealthCare Interventional Partners). Alliance is the nation's largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services, an industry-leading operator of fixed-site imaging centers, and a leading provider of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide. As of March 31, 2016, Alliance operated 601 diagnostic radiology and radiation therapy systems, including 117 fixed-site radiology centers across the country, and 32 radiation therapy centers and SRS facilities. With a strategy of partnering with hospitals, health systems and physician practices, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 45 states, where approximately 2,400 Alliance Team Members are committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit www.alliancehealthcareservices-us.com.
About Equicare Health Inc.
Equicare Health is the industry's leading provider of comprehensive care coordination solutions. Equicare's flagship solution EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a web-based software tool that facilitates patient engagement, patient navigation, survivorship care, and adherence to standards including Meaningful Use & the Commission on Cancer. ECS enables cancer centers to influence clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. www.equicarehealth.com
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