iKnowMed Ranked Number One Oncology Electronic Health Record by Black Book Research for Seventh Consecutive Year

February 22, 2018

Number One Rankings in 10 Key Performance Areas Reinforce McKesson Specialty Health’s Leading Position in the Oncology and Hematology Market

The Woodlands, Texas (February 22, 2018) — For the seventh consecutive year, iKnowMedSM electronic health record (EHR) has been named the top-ranked EHR platform for oncologists and hematologists by Black BookTM Research, an unbiased industry-leading source for polling, surveys and market research.

Implemented in approximately 650 sites of care and used by more than 2,200 providers, iKnowMed was the top-ranked oncology EHR across all practice sizes and delivery sites. In the 2018 report, iKnowMed achieved the top score in 10 of the 18 key performance categories, including:

  • Strategic Alignment of Client Goals including MU & MACRA
  • Innovation & Optimization
  • Training
  • Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Ethics
  • Deployment and outsourcing implementation
  • Integration and interfaces
  • Scalability, client adaptability, flexible pricing
  • Brand image and marketing communications
  • Data security and backup services
  • Best of breed technology and process improvement

“Each year, Black Book Research conducts a rigorous user survey to review technology and rank the best in class. This year, 18,905 responses were collected and validated,” said Doug Brown, managing partner, Black Book Research. “Our goal is to provide a trusted resource for physicians and administrators to make informed decisions about which platform best meets their needs. We congratulate iKnowMed for its continued user-based ranking as the top EHR for Oncology and Hematology practices.”

“Developed by oncologists for oncologists, iKnowMed is a powerful EHR that delivers secure web-based access to patient charts, comprehensive point-of-care treatment decision support and unrivaled support for participating in value-based care programs such as the Oncology Care Model (OCM) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS),” said Dan Lodder, vice president and general manager of Technology Solutions for McKesson Specialty Health.

iKnowMed Generation 2, developed in collaboration with oncologists in The US Oncology Network and supported by McKesson Specialty Health, seamlessly integrates with McKesson Specialty Health’s leading technology solutions to meet the unique needs of oncology practices and enhance value-based care delivery while strengthening core practice operations. Integrated iKnowMed modules include Clear Value PlusSM -clinical quality and regimen support; My Care PlusSM–an oncology-focused patient portal engaging more than 460,000 enrolled patients; Lynx Mobile® inventory and purchasing management; TotalViewSM Generation 2 revenue cycle reporting, and Practice InsightsSM reporting and analytics. Together, these best-in-class solutions help oncology practices safely deliver high-quality patient care, advancing a practice’s ability to provide an integrated care experience for both patients and their comprehensive team of caregivers while optimizing revenue.

“We are honored that iKnowMed continues to receive this recognition from Black Book Research as it validates our commitment to invest in helping practices and providers meet the ever-changing demands of today’s complex healthcare environment,” concluded Lodder.

About McKesson Specialty Health

McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation, works together with stakeholders across the healthcare delivery system to preserve and strengthen specialty care, passionately driven by the benefits it provides patients and the system as a whole. Through innovative provider, practice management, biopharma and payer solutions, McKesson Specialty Health focuses on improving the financial, operational and business health of our customers and partners so they may provide the best care to patients. At McKesson Specialty Health, we believe that we are all in this together. For more information, visit www.McKessonspecialtyhealth.com.

About The US Oncology Network

Every day, The US Oncology Network (The Network) helps more than 1,400 independent physicians deliver value-based, integrated care for patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes. The Network provides doctors with access to coordinated resources, best business practices, and the experience, infrastructure and support of McKesson Specialty Health. This collaboration allows the doctors in The Network to focus on the health of their patients, while McKesson focuses on the health of their practices. Together, The Network and its affiliated physicians are committed to the success of independent practices, everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.usoncology.com/.

About Black Book

Black Book Market Research LLC, provides healthcare IT users, media, investors, analysts, quality minded vendors, and prospective software system buyers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other interested sectors of the clinical technology industry with comprehensive comparison data of the industry's top respected and competitively performing technology vendors. The largest user opinion poll of its kind in healthcare IT, Black Book collects over 540,000 viewpoints on information technology and outsourced services vendor performance annually.

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