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Banner Health Selects Carevive to Advance Value-Based Cancer Care

By June 15, 2020No Comments
Banner Health Cancer Center

One of the largest non-profit health systems, and a national leader in value-based cancer care, will embed Carevive into Cerner’s EHR workflow in preparation for CMS’ Oncology Care First


North Miami, FL 6/15/2020 — Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital systems, announced that they have partnered with Carevive to deliver patient care plans and provide home-based symptom management as they prepare for CMS’ Oncology Care First (OCF) model. Banner was a leading performer in CMS’ first alternative payment model, the Oncology Care Model (OCM). Carevive’s oncology digital platform will integrate with Banner Health’s Cerner electronic health record (EHR) so that care teams can efficiently deliver personalized treatment care plans for the newly diagnosed patient, survivorship care plans those coming off active treatment, and to conduct home-based symptom management. Home-based symptom management will be possible using Carevive PROmpt®, a patient-reported outcomes (PRO) platform.

OCF, the next-generation oncology value-based payment model to succeed OCM, was announced November 2019 and aims to build upon the lessons learned with OCM, primarily the positive impact enhanced patient services had had on reducing acute care utilization. The current OCM demonstration project will expire in June 2021, and the OCF model is expected to commence in January 2021 and terminate December 2025.  Care planning and PRO implementation in the clinic have been identified as required enhanced patient services for the upcoming program.

Dr. Basch, a pioneer in oncology e-PROs and Carevive’s Scientific Advisory Board Director stated, “It is laudable that electronic PROs are a foundational tenet of the proposed OCF alternative payment model.  This is the fruition of research showing clinical and utilization benefits when PROs are integrated into clinical oncology practice.”  A 766-patient study led by Ethan Basch, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of the American Medical Association, showed improvements in quality of life and adherence to therapy, reductions in hospitalizations and ER admissions and improved survival for patients using a Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring system similar to Carevive’s PROmpt product.

As a result of Banner implementing care planning and home-based symptom monitoring, they will receive their own cleaned Patient Experience Data, and use these insights for continuous practice improvement, which should ultimately improve the OCF participating practice’s performance payment.

“Providing cancer care demands extraordinary expertise and coordination to provide the best possible outcomes for each patient,” said Sandra Kurtin, PhD, ANP-C, AOCN, Director Advanced Practice and Clinical Integration.  “Carevive’s integrated platform will help Banner Health’s care team provide our cancer patients with highly personalized care plans.  We can’t wait to roll this out to our patients, they deserve it.”

“It is such a privilege to work with Banner to re-design workflows that allow them to deliver the highest quality cancer patient care. Since they are among the largest in the country, they need technology to deliver this special care at scale. Banner’s cancer clinicians are among the best in the country, and their passion and commitment to innovation is among the best I have ever seen in my career,” said Carevive Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Madelyn Herzfeld. “Banner Health combines scientific leadership from University of Arizona Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer program, and a leading cancer program driven by MD Anderson protocols. Their combined expertise makes them an ideal Carevive customer and we are thrilled to bring them into our network.”

About Banner Health

Banner is focused on supporting patients whether in the hospital, on their mobile web site, in a Banner clinic, on the phone or any other means possible to drive utilization of your health plan.  At all stages in life, you can rest assured that Banner will meet your health and medical needs through compassionate professionals and outstanding service.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona., Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities they serve.  In February 2015, Banner Health merged with the University of Arizona Health Network in Tucson, Arizona, to form Banner – University Medicine. At the heart of this merger is academic medicine – research, teaching and patient care – across three academic medical centers.

About Carevive

Carevive Systems, founded in 2013, is an oncology-focused health technology company dedicated to understanding and improving the cancer patient experience. Our platform enables providers to deliver better quality cancer care, and patients to be more engaged in their treatment, which will improve survival outcomes. Use of Carevive in the clinic unlocks critical data on the real-world cancer patient experience to continuously improve patient care today and provide better access to novel therapies in the future.

For more information, please visit or follow us @carevive.