Policy & Regulation
AmerisourceBergen Forges Long-Term Strategic Relationship with OneOncology
10 July 2019 - - US-based healthcare solutions company AmerisourceBergen has entered a long-term strategic relationship with OneOncology, the national partnership of community oncologists driving the future of cancer care in the US, the company said.
OneOncology has selected ION Solutions and Oncology Supply to provide a suite of services and solutions to community oncology practices across the nation.
ION Solutions has been selected for GPO contracting and Oncology Supply for the distribution of chemotherapy and supportive care products to OneOncology members.
OneOncology partners with the nation's top community oncology practices and their physicians to support delivery of comprehensive cancer care to patients, close to home.
Since its public launch in September 2018, the organisation is now comprised of four large practices across the US, representing nearly 250 physicians practicing at more than 70 sites of care.
OneOncology partners will have dedicated account teams that act as an extension of the practice and actively consult on inventory and creating operational efficiencies. OneOncology members will have access to Oncology Supply's robust inventory of specialty and full-line oral, infusible and injectable products.
AmerisourceBergen will provide OneOncology practices with tools and resources, practice management technologies, analytics and reports for better insight and education, and consultants, business coaches, and advisors who will assist with maximizing operating efficiencies.
To support the shift to value-based care, ION Solutions' network members can leverage technology, analytics and informatics solutions to drive higher-quality and lower-cost care in every community.
Tools like InfoDive, a web-based business intelligence solution, allows practices to quickly and easily analyze internal and comparative data in the areas of coding, productivity, marketing, revenue collection and more. ION is supporting the standardization of treatment protocols.
For example, network members have full access to a centralized library of precision medicine testing recommendations and resources through the Precision Medicine Center.
Through the power of the ION GPO and AmerisourceBergen's relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers, members have access to the newest therapies entering the market. ION also advocates for community practices and their access to new research opportunities.
Through solutions like AdvanceIQ, ION Solutions can help match independent community oncology practices with national clinical trials and research opportunities.
OneOncology partners will also have access to ION's ongoing educational conference series. ION hosts nine annual conferences for its members; these events are designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking and strengthen the community of independent oncologists.
Each conference features expert speakers, clinical reviews and best practices for business operations.
ION Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen Corp., is the largest physician service organization and GPO specialising in the support of community oncology.
It provides GPO procurement services, technologies, advocacy resources and expertise to more than half of the community-based oncology practices in the nation to help improve their clinical and operational management.
For over 35 years, Oncology Supply has been a trusted partner and supplier of chemotherapy and supportive care products to independent oncology practices nationwide from our office/distribution center in Dothan, AL.
OneOncology is a national partnership of independent, community oncology practices working together to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer through a physician-led, data-driven, technology-powered and patient-centric model.