Health Care Providers and Institutions
ASCO projects a significant shortage of hematologists/oncologists and radiation oncologists in the United States by 2025. A recent study found that an aging and growing population and increasing numbers of cancer survivors would lead to a 40% growth in demand for oncologist services. The study projected slower growth in the supply of oncologists (25%), resulting in an anticipated shortage of approximately 2,250 oncologists by 2025. The VieCure™ Platform is an A.I. enabled solution to help practices and clinicians manage their increasing patient volumes, related treatment complexities, and payor reporting and compliance requirements.
A.I. enabled technology and codified content can
help bridge the gap
Patient volumes and complex cases are rising, new diagnostics and therapies are approved every day, and there are not enough oncologists to serve the current population. To help manage these issues, practices need to invest in Artificial Intelligence and Codified Knowledge to help improve practice efficiency, implement system-wide best practices while optimizing resources, and maximizing the time a doctor can spend caring for their patients.
"Oncology practices are also still struggling to efficiently incorporate EHRs into clinical practice. They are utilizing systems that are only partially interoperable; many cannot electronically integrate patient information from other practices, and few can share information with patients."
ASCO State of Cancer in America 2018
Fully integrated patient engagement application with the smart EMR to capture and manage electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePROS)
AESARA, the integrated patient engagement application is a tool for patients to connect directly with their care team and report on any issues that they may be experiencing as a result of therapy. Systematic evaluation of these potential symptoms or toxicities can help improve overall
patient care. Remote access to the care team has also been shown to help reduce unnecessary clinic and emergency department visits. Now, more than ever, facilities are suffering from a lack of staff and resources. Encouraging the patient to be active in their therapy can help alleviate some of the issues that result from being short-staffed. Additionally, the application provides access to additional emotional and psychological resources, which has been shown to have an overall increase in a
patients satisfaction of their care.
Provide access to personalized treatment options and available precision medicine therapies
The VieCure™ platform supports precision oncology data for diagnosis as well as available targeted treatment options. The platform has a direct interface to Sema4 to electronically order Next Generation Tumor Results (NGS) and receive the results discretely. SOCRATES, the A.I. Inference engine will generate a patient-specific treatment plan off of a myriad of different data points that have been codified in the system (such as diagnosis, genomic alterations, tumor markers, insurance provider, and more). As more of these therapies shift to orals and take at home medications, AESARA, the integrated patient mobile application provides a solution to help manage
this new forum of care.
Shift to Value-Based Care
The Platform provides the unique ability to capture necessary data to manage the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models for commercial payors and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), as well as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Oncology First Model (OCF) and Radiation Oncology (RO) Model. VieCure™ allows clinicians to select a preferred course of therapy from a library of treatment plans and easily modify as appropriate for the individual patient's unique circumstances, following best practices including precision medicine options, where indicated, as well as institution-specific, clinical and financial rules and guidance.
Generate revenue for
The VieCure Platform affords practices and clinicians with, when used properly, the opportunity to generate substantial revenue for the business. The patient engagement mobile application, AESARA, can be used for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and revenue generation as a result of the new RPM billing codes. Also, with the wide-spread use of discrete data throughout the solution, institutions can benefit from the robust data that is generated by their clinicians. Life sciences and other industry companies place a tremendous value on Real-World data, and with the VieCure solution, tapping into these additional revenue streams can be extremely profitable.
Medicare patients with advanced cancer are eligible for reimbursement for one-time genomic sequencing of their primary disease
We undertook a study to determine the extent to which this policy resulted in adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in community oncology practice. Our analysis of 206 patients with different primary cancer diagnoses showed that less than half of the patients eligible (44%) had NGS testing. In fact, only 35% and 47% of stage III and stage IV patients, respectively, had NGS testing. At the provider level, we found that NGS testing ranged from 23% to 72%. Clearly these results demonstrate the need to improve provider knowledge of, access to, and application of NGS testing. The need for Artificial Intelligence clinical decision support tools at point-of-care to facilitate personalized medicine and improved outcomes has never been more urgent given the increasing complexity we are experiencing resulting from this significant paradigm shift.
The VieCure™ Platform
The current oncology market forces are creating amazing opportunities for patients while stimulating considerable pressure for providers and practice owners. The VieCure™ Platform is a solution to help practices and clinicians manage the increasing volumes, complexities, reporting programs, and payor policies in an ever-changing world.