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Health IT firm to provide free access to cancer treatment options library to oncologists

After having just inked a deal with Aetna (NYSE: AET), a healthcare IT company will begin offering oncologists access to its digital cancer treatment options library free of charge. Eviti‘s partnership with Aetna is its first with a national payer. The service is to be packaged within health information exchange network, iNexx, part of Aetna’s […]

After having just inked a deal with Aetna (NYSE: AET), a healthcare IT company will begin offering oncologists access to its digital cancer treatment options library free of charge.

Eviti‘s partnership with Aetna is its first with a national payer. The service is to be packaged within health information exchange network, iNexx, part of Aetna’s subsidiary Medicity. It will provide evidence-based treatment options according to each patient’s benefit plan.

When Philadelphia-based Eviti launched its decision- support program for oncologists in 2009, the goal was to gain market entry through payers. He estimated that 1800 oncoloists currently use its system. Its library has more than 9,000 federally registered clinical trials and 1,200 evidence-based treatment regimens for more than 120 cancer types derived from government and industry data.

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Clynt Taylor, senior vice president of new product development for Eviti, told MedCity News that in its next phase, the company will expand its platform to oncologists who simply want to use it to look up evidence-based treatment options. Also, it has oncologists on its staff that would be available to answer queries for the search tool about non evidence-based options.

Taylor said the company is also talking with some electronic medical record companies about adding Eviti to their systems, but acknowledged that many oncologists don’t use electronic medical records.