LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While there is ample clinical evidence detailing the different forms of therapies used against cancer, relatively little attention is given to helping patients cope with the disease's devastating ancillary effects – and the treatments for it. Zynx Health™, the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care coordination solutions, announced today it is filling that void with the release of a new cancer content module rounding out its Best in KLAS–rated ZynxCare® solution. The module offers the interdisciplinary care team a holistic approach to the treatment of cancer patients across care settings.
"Cancer care content is consistently a top request from our clients," said Nan Hou, PhD, RN, deputy clinical editor at Zynx Health. "We created this module to ensure that healthcare organizations have access to the highest quality clinical evidence and plan of care so they can customize and individualize the content to meet the needs of this growing population."
This module addresses the interdisciplinary management of common conditions associated with cancer and cancer treatment, such as esophageal irritation, a lack of energy, and general body pain. The content covers treatment of physiological symptoms as well as related side effects. The content also goes beyond the physical to focus on psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual issues deemed critically important to ensuring patients become and remain engaged in their own treatment. The goal is to expand the focus from simply treating the disease to helping the whole person in order to improve care across a patient's entire journey.
Previews of the new cancer care content have garnered praise from hospitals. McLaren Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron, Mich., a recipient of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award, is eager to integrate the content into its new cancer center as part of its outpatient survivorship program. "This is a highly comprehensive plan of care specifically tailored to survivors and current patients with cancer," said John Schweihofer, RN, nurse manager of McLaren Port Huron's oncology unit.
Bill Arnold, RN, nursing informatics manager from Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., agrees that the usefulness of Zynx Health's new cancer care content will be significant. "With our increase in patients receiving chemotherapy, this content will be of great help in developing our plan of care," he said.
Carolyn Richardson, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, regional nursing officer at Zynx Health adds, "The treatment of cancer poses overwhelming challenges to the U.S. health system, among them rising costs and short- and long-term physical and mental health issues. We're excited to introduce this cancer content module which we strongly believe will greatly improve the healthcare experience and hopefully the ultimate goal of better outcomes."
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About Zynx Health
Zynx Health, part of the Hearst Health network, is the pioneer and market leader in evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care solutions that provide the care guidance to enhance quality, improve care coordination, and decrease variation across an individual's health journey. With Zynx Health, healthcare organizations exceed industry demands for delivering high-quality care at lower costs under value-based reimbursement models. Zynx Health partners with healthcare organizations to continuously and measurably improve care every day, for every patient, every time. To learn more, visit www.zynxhealth.com or call 855.367.ZYNX.
About Hearst Health
Zynx Health is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes FDB (First Databank), MCG and Homecare Homebase, and Hearst Health International. The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 174 million insured individuals, 35 million home health visits, and 4 billion prescriptions. Extensions of the Hearst Health network include Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab. www.hearsthealth.com
About Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation
The ECMC Corporation includes an advanced academic medical center (ECMC) with 602 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility. ECMC is the regional center for trauma, burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, and rehabilitation and is a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan. More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences-the difference between healthcare and true careTM.
About McLaren Port Huron
McLaren Port Huron is a 186-bed not-for-profit community hospital that provides a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient health care services to residents in St. Clair and Sanilac counties in Michigan including specialized centers accredited or certified for breast health services, orthopedics, stroke care, bariatric surgery, wound healing, cancer care, inpatient diabetes care and sleep medicine. Committed to making a positive difference in the health of our communities since 1882, McLaren Port Huron has been recognized repeatedly for clinical excellence and patient safety by nationally renowned organizations known for their measurements of hospitals and health care systems.
SOURCE Zynx Health