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Cogent to Showcase Survivorship System at ASCO’s 44th Annual Meeting
This year’s Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will be held May 31 – June 2, 2008 in Chicago, IL. ASCO is the premier event for the world’s leading professional organization, representing more than 25,000 professionals who set the standard for patient care worldwide.
Following a successful launch of EQUICARE CS™ at the 2007 annual meeting of ASTRO in October 2007, Cogent will showcase its case management solution for cancer survivors in a newly designed interactive booth complete with multiple work stations and independent meeting areas. A survivorship workshop will also be offered to health providers and professionals interested in offering survivorship services as part of long term patient care.
“Survivorship is clearly one of the hottest topics in oncology today”, states Cogent chief operating officer and head of sales operations, Mark Thomson. “Health providers are seeking to include survivorship as part of their overall oncology service model and complete the care continuum from diagnosis to discharge and beyond.”
EQUICARE CS™ is a web-based, patient-centric approach which enhances a care team’s ability to collaborate with the patient in an efficient and secure manner. Integration with the oncology information system creates a dynamic link between all the stakeholders in a cancer survivor’s on-going recovery. Automated routines, including scheduling of patient follow-up activities and task management provide optimization of internal resources and greatly enhance the nurse navigator’s ability to efficiently manage patients throughout each day. This leads to improved patient compliance and better health outcomes.
In addition to the company’s expanded presence at this year’s meeting, this will be the first opportunity to exhibit in tandem with the company’s new partner, Varian Medical Systems. In March of this year, Varian and Cogent announced the teaming of EQUICARE CS™ with Varian’s ARIA™ Oncology Information System for the management of cancer treatment centers. For more information, please go to March 20, 2008 News Release.
Company representatives will be present for the duration of the conference. Information on ASCO and the annual meeting can be obtained at http://www.asco.org/ . To attend the survivorship workshop, please e-mail Mark Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964, with overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality. More than 25,000 oncology practitioners belong to ASCO, representing all oncology disciplines (medical, radiological, and surgical oncology ) and subspecialties. Members include physicians and health-care professionals participating in approved oncology training programs, oncology nurses, and other practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology. As the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer, ASCO is committed to advancing the education of oncologists and other oncology professionals, to advocating for policies that provide access to high-quality cancer care, and to supporting the clinical trials system and the need for increased clinical and translational research.
About Cogent Health Solutions:
Cogent Health Solutions is a developer of case management solutions for global healthcare markets, with a focus on disease management for health care providers, patients and their families. Cogent is focused on setting the new benchmark for patient management in cancer treatment facilities around the globe.