ScriptMed Specialty will Support Specialty Pharmacy Services and Monitoring of Oral Oncology Medications to Help Improve Clinical and Quality Outcomes for Patients
BOWIE, Md. – March 29, 2022 – Inovalon a leading provider of cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven healthcare, today announced that the American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) will implement ScriptMed Specialty to support efficient, reliable delivery of oral oncology medications to patients. AON’s network represents 107 physicians and 83 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 16 states and growing.
AON’s specialty pharmacy works with its physicians to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of oral cancer medications provided to their patients. ScriptMed Specialty, powered by the Inovalon ONE® Platform, provides data and analytics, intervention toolsets, data visualization, and business reporting that enable operational flexibility, scalability, and efficiency.
Together with Inovalon’s DataStream™ API and the broader ScriptMed Specialty offering, AON’s oncology practice dispensing pharmacy is the first to access and utilize in real-time longitudinal patient-specific data otherwise unavailable to them. Access to this information dramatically improves speed to dispense, reduces cost to fill, and enables more holistic and informed care decisions, leading to better cost efficiencies, patient experiences, and clinical outcomes.
“Today, as more patients prefer oral oncolytic therapies to IV chemotherapy and providers enable a transition to home care, there is a major focus on ensuring patient adherence and quality of experience,” said Todd Schonherz, AON chief executive officer. “Inovalon’s cloud-based platform, coupled with its specialty pharmacy expertise, ensures our physicians can smoothly transition patients to oral therapies, with confidence in patient adherence, quality, and safety.”
“The cost and complexity of oral cancer therapies requires new approaches to medication management, ensuring patients are well supported throughout their care journey,” said Matt Brow, president and general manager of Inovalon’s pharmacy business. “We’re pleased that ScriptMed Specialty will play a pivotal role in helping AON ensure the best possible outcomes for all patients they serve.”
About American Oncology Network, LLC
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network currently represents 107 physicians and 83 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 16 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for patients. The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per capita cost of cancer care. AON also provides a unique model of physician-led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a care management team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today. For more information, visit AONcology.com.