Philadelphia, PA, December 15, 2010 – eviti, Inc., an independent, third-party expert with nearly a decade of experience supporting oncology treatment decisions and patient care, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Health Plan Select to implement its proprietary eviti solution to streamline system-wide processes for the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care to cancer patients.
“Our goal is to ensure that our patients receive the appropriate care. eviti allows our oncologists to access the most up-to-date, comprehensive cancer care knowledge base available – in real time. And, because it also includes our plan language, we can provide approvals almost immediately, drastically reducing decision-making time,” said Dr. Geoffrey Cole, medical director at Health Plan Select.
Health Plan Select operates health plans that cover nearly 24,000 members and offers a network of more than 1,000 physicians to businesses in 27 counties of northeast Georgia.
“eviti puts the most advanced clinical intelligence and plan language at oncologists’ fingertips for efficient prescribing and reimbursement; and provides assurance to Health Plan Select that they are paying for quality, appropriate care right from the start,” said Eduardo Beruff, chief executive officer and president of eviti,Inc.
eviti is the first independent, fully-integrated solution that simultaneously addresses the quality and cost concerns of cancer patients, oncologists and insurance companies, in any treatment setting. Patients benefit from appropriate treatment for their cancer; while physicians are empowered with systematic access to the latest, most comprehensive, evidence-based treatment standards, as well as the benefit of streamlined reimbursement. Payers are assured that members are receiving cost-effective care within the scope of their plan benefits.
eviti was launched nationally in October 2010 to provide payer organizations and providers enhanced access to the best cancer treatment decision support available and advance their performance in the delivery of quality care.
eviti is an innovative, breakthrough technology that, in real time, aligns physician and payer priorities at the point of care to ensure the most appropriate, evidence-based oncology treatment is administered from the start. The independent, non-proprietary digital oncology treatment library is one of the most comprehensive and current of its kind. It comprises over 1,400 of the most appropriate, proven treatment options covering all modalities for more than 120 cancer types meticulously compiled from the world’s leading sources. eviti’s treatment knowledge base and patent-pending decision-support engine help oncologists select a treatment option that is both evidence-based and compliant with each patient’s insurance plan language at the moment of prescribing. This transparent approach streamlines workflow and reimbursement, reduces variability in clinical care, and results in cost efficiencies to benefit all participants in the cancer treatment process and allow the best cancer care to be available everywhere. eviti can be used as a web-based application or as an integrated component within electronic health records software. For more information: www.eviti.com.
About Health Plan Select
Health Plan Select, a not-for-profit HMO, headquartered in Athens, Georgia, and affiliated with Athens Regional Medical Center, has consistently ranked in the top 10% of all health plans nationally for plan quality, healthcare quality, personal physician quality and customer service. They provide access to the largest healthcare network in northeast Georgia.
In addition to offering a variety of HMO and POS (Point of Service) products, Health Plan Select offers third party administration services and self-funded products. The health plan also offers an expansive network of primary care physicians and specialists including cardiology, dermatology, pulmonology and many others. While most conditions can be treated locally, they also provide an extended network of specialty hospitals across the country to treat rare cases of cancer, leukemia and other such ailments. For more information: www.aahps.com.
About eviti, Inc.
eviti, Inc. is an independent company with nearly a decade of experience in transforming the quality of oncology care by aligning the interests of patients, physicians and payers to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs. eviti is committed to ensuring that the best, most appropriate treatment for cancer is prescribed and followed from the start. The company utilizes the expertise of top oncologists and oncology nurses, as well as insurance experts and actuaries, all supported by proprietary technology, to fulfill its mission of providing evidence-based, unbiased support to all parties in the cancer care process. eviti has worked with more than 4,500 oncologists, in every setting (community, academic, hospital and private practice). eviti contracts with health plans and other payers, and is not affiliated with any health system, insurance company, pharmaceutical company, drug distributor or provider network. The company recently launched its transformative web based software application which aligns the prescription of quality care and appropriate reimbursement in real time.