The US Oncology Network Helps Practices Implement New Technology, Helping Them Thrive
Oncology practices are constantly evolving and navigating changes in the healthcare landscape. While the increasing complexity of administrative and operational responsibilities can bring about unforeseen burdens, The US Oncology Network’s technology implementation services and support help ease those challenges. Our team leads the implementation of processes and tools that enable our physicians to focus on delivering leading edge care to patients.
Building a technology roadmap and supporting implementation
The right technology is critical to operating a successful practice. Our deep understanding of oncology practices drives the development of an individualized technology roadmap that serves as a plan for practices to navigate the implementation of our industry-leading technologies to support core clinical, operational and financial aspects of the practice.
Appropriate technology solutions are determined after discussing practice strategy and identifying gaps in patient care and practice efficiency. We work with practices the find the right solution from our portfolio of solutions and work with vendors to seek additional solutions to ensure we are truly solving practice problems. As practice needs evolve and new solutions become available roadmaps are modified to support continuous practice improvement.
Supporting practices through implementation
Technology projects are managed from the initial set-up to training and on-going support. Our team of project managers work closely with practices set timelines, coordinate meetings, manage communication and serve as a liaison to vendors to avoid the interruption of daily practice operations. A technology dashboard is easily accessible to keep practices up to date with ongoing projects and their technology roadmap.
Successful oncology practices navigate the evolving healthcare landscape with a well-planned roadmap to guide technology implementation to ultimately help practices treat patients and have better patient outcomes. As measures assessing cost, quality and other outcomes continue to evolve, the right technology is critical to meeting demands. Our technology allows the providers in The Network to focus on the health of their patients, while our focus is on the health of their practices.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Theresa Gray is the Senior Director of Network Technology for The US Oncology Network. Theresa is responsible for leading technology strategy and implementation for The Network while ensuring alignment with the broader strategies of The Network, to drive profitable and sustainable network growth. Theresa has been with the organization for over 30 years.