Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is collaborating with Cambridge, Mass.-based Outcomes4Me Inc. to extend its patient app to include survivorship care, providing personalized evidence-based resources for patients who have been diagnosed with breast and prostate cancer. The collaboration, made possible by a National Cancer Institute (NCI) contract recently awarded to Outcomes4Me, will include integration into providers' workflows to enable oncologists and primary care physicians to generate and manage the survivorship care plan. It will also include integration into the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system used at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Outcomes4Me and VICC will work to develop and pilot a first-of-a-kind integrated survivorship platform for providers, nurse practitioners and patients that automatically creates and updates the survivorship care plan. By integrating the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Survivorship and the latest evidence-based recommendations from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and other leading institutions, the platform will enable the care plan to be continuously managed -- for example, through screening recommendations for secondary cancers and managing long-term adverse effects of cancer treatments.