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Icon signs up Charm Health to support cancer care

19 April 2016

Icon Group signs up Charm Health to support cancer care

Contracts to implement CHARM oncology information system across Icon Cancer Care centres

Specialist medical technology company Charm Health has signed a contract to install its CHARMTM oncology information management system throughout the day hospital network of Icon Cancer Care.

Icon Cancer Care is a division of the Icon Group, Australia’s fastest growing integrated cancer care provider. The initial five-year contract will assist in the management of more than 77,000 patient treatments each year across Icon’s six care centres - five in Queensland and one in South Australia.

Charm Health is Australia’s leading developer and supplier of specialist oncology eHealth systems. CHARM, its flagship product, is a comprehensive solution designed to manage the clinical and administrative coordination of all aspects of cancer care.

CHARM supports a multi-disciplinary team approach that improves communication between the care providers which is key to delivering safe and effective care.

Charm Health Chief Executive Officer Gary Lakin said the partnership with Icon highlighted the increasing demand for more precise management of cancer care.

“Icon is the fastest growing private provider of cancer care in Australia.  We are looking forward to working with a company of such high calibre and strong vision,” Mr Lakin said.

We developed CHARM as a tool to support good clinical governance and mitigate the risks inherent with the complexity of cancer care. The agreement is a great endorsement of our solution, in addition to our deep understanding of medical oncology management.

“Our partnership with Icon builds on CHARM’s footprint across 50 locations in Australia,” he said.

Icon Group Chief Executive Officer Mark Middleton said Charm Health will support the rapid growth Icon expects over the next few years.

“After an extensive search and evaluation process across Australia and the US over the past 18 months, Charm Health was selected as the preferred provider.

“We are committed to delivering high quality comprehensive cancer care services. The selection of CHARM underscores Icon’s commitment to the delivery of quality patient care through best practice, evidence-based medicine,” Mr Middleton said.

“CHARM systems, reporting and analytics will help provide additional tools to support Icon’s already strong culture around sound clinical governance.”

Charm Health Chief Clinical Advisor Teresa Lynne said: “Clinical governance is front of mind for the health care industry. Providers need stronger systems that support best practice governance to ensure they continue to provide the highest quality of care.

“I have been involved with the company for over 10 years and have seen the benefits more robust digital management systems can have on patient outcomes.”

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For more information contact:

Jessica Effeney, Honner

Tel: +61 2 8248 3745

Email: jessica@honner.com.au

Gary Lakin, Charm Health

Tel: +61 7 3512 5305

Email: gary.larkin@charmhealth.com.au

About Charm Health

Charm Health is Australia’s leading supplier of specialist oncology eHealth systems with over 50 successful deployments to Australian public and private cancer care providers since 2000.  In the past decade over 65,000 patients have had their treatment managed using Charm Health solutions.  Charm Health’s flagship product CHARM™ delivers comprehensive multi-site functionality that manages the clinical and administrative coordination of all aspects of a patient’s cancer care. Charm Health solutions mitigate compliance, clinical, financial and administrative risk by ensuring the most up to date patient information is available to all healthcare providers, in real time, when making important clinical and prescribing decisions.

Charm Health is a portfolio company of the OneVentures Innovation Fund.

Read more about Charm Health at:  www.charmhealth.com.au

About Icon Cancer Care

Icon Cancer Care is the largest provider of private cancer care in Australia, and the only private hospital specialising in oncology. Icon has over 27 years of experience in caring for and treating cancer patients. This is delivered across 6 day hospitals in Queensland and South Australia, including a centre in Townsville, which is the only regional hospital in Australia dedicated to cancer care. Icon manages more than 77,000 treatments each year through a network of more than 100 doctors and over 380 staff.

Icon has a proud history of pioneering private cancer care in Australia and operating best practice cancer clinical trials through their not-for-profit partner, Icon Cancer Foundation. Icon Cancer Care is currently accredited by the ACHS.

Read more about Icon Cancer Care at: www.iconcancercare.com.au