Varian Medical Systems has entered a strategic alliance with Flatiron Health to develop the next-generation of cloud-based, electronic health record (EHR), data analytics and decision support software for cancer care providers worldwide.
Under the agreement, the companies will leverage their current respective software platforms to deliver a cloud-based integrated medical oncology, radiation oncology and data analytics product suite.
The alliance aims to offer a suite of cloud-based software solutions that support oncologists in delivering high-quality care across the cancer care continuum from screening to survivorship.
Varian Medical Systems Oncology Continuum Solutions vice-president Sukhveer Singh said: "This initiative is an important part of Varian's efforts to build a comprehensive, cloud-based software platform that enables care co-ordination and value-based medicine."
Flatiron Health co-founder Nat Turner said: "Today's healthcare system requires that cancer care be delivered in a co-ordinated manner, across multiple specialties.
"By building and powering software systems that are integrated across medical and radiation oncology, we can help cancer care providers transform the delivery of high-quality patient care."
The companies will offer Flatiron's cloud-based medical oncology EHR, OncoEMR, which features integrated pathways from multiple organisations such as Via Oncology, as well as a library of managed clinical content including the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates.
The system will be made seamlessly interoperable with Varian's ARIA oncology information system, currently in use at more than 3,800 cancer centres worldwide, later in 2015.