When Tennessee Oncology made the switch, “one of the largest conversions in the history of community oncology went without a hitch,” said Jeff Patton, M.D., Chief Executive Officer. Thirty-two community locations and 59 automated dispensing machines were converted in just 10 days, over the holiday season.
Now, more than a year after the conversion, “I continue to be impressed by the collegiality and respect of the relationship,” Dr. Patton said. “It’s a one-stop shop: a fully integrated GPO and distribution platform driven by data analytics—for both oral and IV medications—all from a single source.”
Just as important, the platform continues to evolve, adding new capabilities to address one of the greatest business challenges facing community practices today: how to manage the overwhelming amount of data available to help make more informed decisions.
“Typically, the data needed for effective decision making is spread across multiple systems,” said Ron Horowitz, Chief Financial Officer of Tennessee Oncology. “Via our collaboration with Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, we have a single source for new insights and opportunities across the practice’s clinical, operational and financial performance—improving our day-to-day operations and supporting our goals to enhance patient care.”