Cerner: Patient-centered cancer care planning technology integrated with PowerChart electronic health record

Don Bisbee of Cerner

Patient-centered cancer care planning technology integrated with PowerChart electronic health record

Kansas City, Mo. June 7, 2017— Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, today announced it will integrate Carevive’s patient care planning software in its PowerChart® Oncology solution.

“Person-centered care delivery models are essential as the market shifts from volume to value-based care, and collaborating with Carevive will give our clients access to comprehensive oncology care that can help improve patient engagement, treatment decision-making and overall care management,” said Don Bisbee, senior vice president, Cerner. “Integrating the platforms gives providers the information they need to put the patient at the center of the oncology care process.”

Carevive’s cancer care planning tools enable care teams to personalize treatment decision-making and standardize symptom assessment and management guidance while on active treatment and in the survivorship period based on relevant clinical, patient-reported health data, and clinical evidence. The cloud-based technology is designed to interface with the patient’s electronic health record (EHR).

“We are very excited that Cerner has recognized our clinical expertise in oncology and software as a significant market need to offer clinicians workflow tools that support the care team’s needs to improve clinical outcomes,” said Madelyn Herzfeld, CEO, Carevive. “Through our collaboration, where Cerner will offer workflow and data integration with Carevive, they show tremendous leadership in exemplifying where the market needs to be in supporting oncology clinicians who manage cancer patients with complex issues.”

The Carevive patient care plans and associated tools for clinicians facilitate patient-centered, coordinated, and integrated multi-disciplinary cancer care. Implementation of such models allows outpatient cancer practices to participate in with new post-reform, value-based reimbursement programs such as the CMS Oncology Care Model (OCM), announced in July 2016, and Commission on Cancer accreditation requirements for survivorship care planning.

Dr. Gabrielle Rocque, from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), a client of both companies said, “I am thrilled about the collaboration between Carevive and Cerner. At UAB we’ve already found great value in using Carevive’s tools to integrate the patient’s voice into care planning. Carevive’s tools integrated into PowerChart Oncology will help optimize the care team’s workflow by putting patient-reported data in front of the clinicians and help streamline coordination of care.”

Through this collaboration with Carevive, Cerner will feature embedded validated patient-reported outcomes (PRO) tools that are mapped to clinical data from PowerChart® Oncology and evidenced-based content, which generates clinical decision support for the care team and personalized care plans for patients and their families. Carevive’s personalized and iterative comprehensive patient care plans facilitate shared treatment decision-making, and provides ongoing direction to clinicians and patients regarding symptom surveillance and management while on active treatment and throughout survivorship.