Carevive | University of Alabama-Birmingham Success Story
Patient-Centered Treatment via Carevive
The University of Alabama-Birmingham, a comprehensive cancer center, needed a clinically-proven method for improving care planning and treatment management for oncology patients. After carefully evaluating the market for a modern solution, UAB selected Carevive to help create personalized and patient-friendly care plans for treatment and survivorship.
Bringing Carevive to UAB
Carevive began as a team of oncology nurses meeting with patients in survivorship clinics, so they hold a deep understanding of the needs of both oncology patients and the clinicians who work with them. Their initial focus was to provide evidence-based and personalized survivorship plans to patients; today, they offer those along with disease-specific treatment and symptom management care plans to help cancer centers meet CoC and OCM mandates.
UAB wanted to provide more robust, disease-specific care and survivorship plans to assist with advanced care planning. Their EHR, Cerner, did not offer survivorship plans and lacked the content and features they needed to improve their treatment plan workflows, so they knew an outside solution was necessary to better connect with their cancer survivors and provide more nuanced and cohesive care.
Many of the options they considered exchanged oncology data via traditional point-to-point integration, but building and maintaining these integrations required a great deal of time and effort from UAB’s IT team.
Carevive was different—they offered a fully-integrated solution embedded into clinicians’ workflows by performing their EHR integration with Redox, the leading integration-as-a-service provider. Redox assumed responsibility for building and maintaining the integration, making the project lightweight for UAB. In 2015, UAB decided to partner with Carevive to advance their oncology care and deliver exceptional treatment to patients.
Carevive‘s robust platform combines patient-reported data with disease-specific content and information from both EHR and cancer registry integration to provide patients with personalized and evidence-based treatment plans. Additionally, Carevive helps UAB comply with emerging value-based care models—MACRA’s MIPs program and APMs put increasing focus on aligning incentives and tracking metrics to support care quality and outcomes. Carevive helps UAB meet the goals by putting the patient in the driver seat, aggregating data, and incorporating it into clinicians’ workflows so they can provide data-driven and personalized care.