What You Should Know:
- Flatiron Health today announced a new agreement to bring Flatiron Assist™ advanced cancer care insights to oncology care clinicians at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC).
- The collaboration between Flatiron Health and Penn Medicine will focus on further enabling clinicians at ACC to determine and promote site-preferred pathways and open clinical trials at the point of care alongside the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®). Access to evidence-based treatment recommendations will promote high levels of guideline-concordant care, while improving health equity and patient experiences and reducing unnecessary spending. The two organizations will also work together to optimize the usability and functionality of Flatiron Assist™.
Improving Access to Evidence-Based Treatment Recommendations
Flatiron Assist™ is an oncology-specific clinical decision support platform that prioritizes the latest evidence-based medicine, site-preferred pathways and clinical research at the point of care. The EHR-integrated platform incorporates NCCN Guidelines for the 26 most common cancers as well as site-preferred treatment pathways and relevant clinical trial opportunities for patients at the point of care.
Flatiron Assist™’s high provider adoption has driven positive outcomes for cancer centers, yielding results such as an 88% concordance with NCCN guidelines¹ and a 44% reduction in unique regimens ordered across cancer centers.²
“At Flatiron, we are committed to elevating clinical care and unlocking the power of patient data, so every person’s experience can inform and improve outcomes for future patients. Partnering with Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, a market-leading cancer care provider and a pioneer of digital innovation in healthcare, enables us to use data for good and reimagine the infrastructure of cancer care,” said Julia Morton SVP and GM of Flatiron HC. “We are looking forward to working together to accelerate the delivery of more standardized, efficient, and effective cancer care across the entire health system.”
The project will also aim to leverage Flatiron Assist™ technology to increase awareness of clinical trial opportunities and drive user adoption and satisfaction. On average, Flatiron Assist™ users typically see 80% clinician adoption.⁴ The two organizations will track usage patterns and tie the results to financial impacts for the health system.