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"NCCN is grateful for the collaboration with ION Solutions and their commitment to providing decision support to improve quality and safety in cancer care," said C. Lyn Fitzgerald, MJ, Senior Vice President, U.S. & Global Development, NCCN. "Indeed, we are enthusiastic for the inclusion of the NCCN Guidelines and NCCN Templates® in the IntelliDoseTxM software application and, thereby, the availability of evidence-based clinical decision support for nearly 20,000 patients a month." IntelliDoseTxM is a cloud-based chemotherapy treatment management module that automates an oncology practice's workflow while helping to increase patient safety and staff efficiency. Key features of IntelliDoseTxM include treatment plan management, computerized physician order entry, nurse charting, capturing all charges for each chemotherapy encounter and the capability to integrate with an electronic health record (EHR) application. By including NCCN Content, ION Solutions ensures oncology practices and their patients have access to evidence-based treatment information developed by leading experts. "At ION Solutions, we are always looking for ways to help oncologists create efficiencies in their practice and elevate the level of care they provide to patients. Collaborating with NCCN and providing oncology practices with their industry-leading clinical guidelines and treatment regimens through our IntelliDoseTxM solution is a perfect example of this," said Vicki Albrecht, PhD, Senior Vice President/General Manager, ION Solutions. "NCCN is the gold standard, and we look forward to continuing our partnership and evaluating opportunities to integrate their world-class resources across other areas of our business." The NCCN Guidelines are the recognized standard for clinical policy in cancer care and are the most thorough and most frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. Derived directly from the NCCN Guidelines, the NCCN Templates include chemotherapy and immunotherapy regimens with literature support, supportive care agents, monitoring parameters and safety instructions. The goal of the NCCN Templates is to enhance patient safety by empowering health care providers to standardize patient care, reduce medical errors, and anticipate and manage adverse events. NCCN continues to expand the library of chemotherapy order templates to work toward improved safe and effective use of drugs and biologics in cancer care. For more information about the use of NCCN Content in Health Information Technology, visit About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The NCCN Member Institutions are: Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, NE; Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, OH; City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC; Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, Jacksonville, FL, and Rochester, MN; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY; Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA; University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, AL; UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA; UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA; University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, CO; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, WI; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN; and Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven, CT. About ION Solutions ION Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen, is the largest physician service organization and GPO specializing in the support of community oncology. ION provides GPO procurement services, technologies, advocacy resources and expertise to more than half of the community-based oncology practices in the nation to help improve their clinical and operational management. For more information, go to About AmerisourceBergen AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global pharmaceutical manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Powered by our 19,000 associates, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #11 on the Fortune 500, with more than $146 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at

Ramsey S.D.,Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | Sullivan S.D.,University of Washington | Reed S.D.,Duke University | Shih Y.-C.T.,University of Chicago | And 11 more authors.
Oncologist | Year: 2013

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) can assist patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policy makers in making more informed decisions that will improve cancer care and outcomes. Despite its promise, the factors that distinguish CER from other types of evidence remain mysterious to many oncologists. One concern is whether CER studies will improve decision making in oncology or only add to the massive amount of research information that decision makers must sift through as part of their professional responsibilities. In this report, we highlight several issues that distinguish CER from the most common way evidence is generated for cancer therapy- phase I-III clinical trials. To identify the issues that are most relevant to busy decision makers,weassembled a panel of active professionals with a wide range of roles in cancer care delivery. This panel identified five themes that they considered most important for CER in oncology, as well as fundamental threats to the validity of individual CER studies-threats they termed the "kiss of death" for their applicability to practice. In discussing these concepts,wealsotoucheduponthe notion of whether cancer is special among health issues with regard to how evidence is generated and used. © AlphaMed Press 2013.

Congradac V.,University of Novi Sad | Prebiracevic B.,ION Solutions | Petrovacki N.,Honeywell
Energy and Buildings | Year: 2014

As a part of ICT Policy Support Programme,1 the task of this work is the assessment of possibilities for increasing energy efficiency in hospitals using various control techniques that are available today. To present the opportunities for energy savings, it is necessary to define the ways in which savings can be achieved (control strategies), and then determine the equations by which each method can be described separately, i.e. to calculate the amount of energy that can be saved. At the same time, it is important to take into account the mutual dependence of various methods and provide the maximum support in selecting the preferred methods for achieving the highest efficiency. In this paper a specific set of management methods is presented and their implementations are shown by utilizing the previously introduced tool for energy demand calculation. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Congradac V.,University of Novi Sad | Prebiracevic B.,ION Solutions | Jorgovanovic N.,University of Novi Sad | Stanisic D.,University of Novi Sad
Energy and Buildings | Year: 2012

This work is a part of a larger project initiated under the patronage of Europe's Information Society, within ICT PSP - ICT Policy Support Programme 1 in order to increase energy efficiency in hospitals, using a variety of currently available technologies. A prerequisite for the determination of savings is the accurate calculation of energy consumption and then the application of different methods of intelligent control for the energy savings, which should be combined with a system of expert advices in order to gain the highest efficiency. This study concentrates on the first part of the problem - the creation of a mathematical tool for the exact calculation of room/building energy demands. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Milosavljevic B.B.,ION Solutions | Congradac V.D.,University of Novi Sad | Velickovic J.M.,ION Solutions | Prebiracevic B.V.,ION Solutions
Thermal Science | Year: 2012

The use of software became of great importance for successful facility and property management worldwide, because of its possibilities for generating savings in multiple areas and not just in operational areas and improving business processes. This paper displays the growing facility and property management market in Serbia and the software TotalObserver as a solution for the emerging problems for this market. Case studies and operational use of TotalObserver confirmed that significant savings can be generated by using software for asset management.

Congradac V.D.,University of Novi Sad | Milosavljevic B.B.,ION Solutions | Velickovic J.M.,ION Solutions | Prebiracevic B.V.,ION Solutions
Thermal Science | Year: 2012

The manufacturing, distribution and use of electricity are of fundamental importance for the social life and they have the biggest influence on the environment associated with any human activity. The energy needed for building lighting makes up 20-40% of the total consumption. This paper displays the development of the mathematical model and genetic algorithm for the control of dimmable lighting on problems of regulating the level of internal lighting and increase of energetic efficiency using daylight. A series of experiments using the optimization algorithm on the the realized model confirmed very high savings in electricity consumption.

News Article | December 1, 2016

FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ION Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen and the largest physician service organization and GPO specializing in the support of community oncology, launched a service that enables oncology practices to optimize in-practice dispensing, generate additional revenue and enhance patient care. Members of ION Solutions’ Specialty Oncology Network (SON), the largest and longest-tenured pharmacy-support program for community oncologists, have access to new and innovative

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