CliniCast builds tools that enable providers to deliver value-based, patient-centered oncology care. Our analytical engine combines diverse data sources (i.e., administrative, clinical, pharmaceutical, and survey based) to provide measurements of patient outcome, quality of life, cost of care, and adherence to guidelines at the individual patient level.
These measurements can be used to help payers, providers, and patients personalize care pathways and achieve better outcomes, better adherence to evidence-based care, improved cost-effectiveness, and reduced expenses.
About 44% of men and 38% of women will develop cancer over the course of their lifetimes, meaning most families will be touched by the disease ¹. Our mission is to enable the kind of cancer care we would want our own families to receive.
Value-based Patient-centered Oncology Care Is the Future
A recent IOM report makes the case that oncology care in the United States is simply unsustainable; it costs too much for the outcomes achieved. Much of this expense is due to a wide variation in care, often when patients use the same provider within the same geographical area. In a system that rewards volume over value, incentives often run counter to the best intentions of patient providers.
But as incentives shift to the value of health care provided, the story changes significantly. Measurement of progress shifts from interventions performed to outcomes achieved ², As such, decisions to intervene are determined by how those individual interventions lead to better outcomes and a higher quality of life for the patients. Rather than accept the idea that cancer-care expenses must continue to increase, we can ask how to optimize the allocation of existing resources and still deliver the best quality of care. Ultimately, the best judge of value is the patient — and this is why patient education, engagement, and shared decision making are so essential to the process.
Personalized care comes down to crafting a care plan that combines individual patient data with good clinical evidence. This way, we can deliver cost-effective outcomes consistent with patient wishes. Delivering personalized care is extremely challenging for even the most forward-thinking provider, yet CliniCast's tools help patients to achieve this goal.