Integra Connect, IOBS partnership aims to improve oncology patient triage

West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Integra Connect, a provider of clinical and financial solutions to specialty groups, partnered with Albuquerque, N.M.-based Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, a for-profit corporation managing the $19.8 million Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation award for the Community Oncology Medical Home model.

As part of the partnership, Integra Connect will incorporate COME HOME triage pathways into its Oncology Care Model and population health solutions, effective this fall, the organizations said.

This will allow oncology practice staff using Integra Connect solutions to leverage IOBS protocols "to provide aggressive symptom management as part of their patient triage and care coordination workflows, then track and report on results via advanced analytic capabilities," the organizations added.

"Our partnership with Integra Connect is an exciting opportunity to extend COME HOME pathways to leading community-based oncology practices nationwide in support of their value-based care success," Barbara McAneny, MD, CEO and CMO of IOBS, said. "IOBS's aim has always been to enhance patient outcomes by improving the timeliness and coordination of care, while also reducing cost through avoidance of unnecessary emergency department and inpatient hospital visits. That mission is becoming more important than ever, as oncology practices participating in the OCM or future APMs [alternative payment models] need interventions such as our triage pathways to directly reduce the ED and inpatient costs for which they are held accountable."  


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