Polaris to Exhibit Oncology System at the Association of Oncology Social Work Conference in Boston

. May 31, 2012

Polaris Health Directions will exhibit its Polaris Oncology Distress Management System at the 28th annual Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Conference, which kicks off at the end of the month.

Polaris Oncology is a Web-based system that supports the assessment and management of psychosocial distress experienced by many cancer patients. It is uniquely positioned to help social workers quickly and efficiently identify a patient’s psychosocial needs, and then refer them to the appropriate care. Polaris Oncology’s automated referral feature matches patients to providers based on their insurance and zip code. The system’s reporting component generates tailored, motivational patient feedback and care team reports.

Polaris Oncology was selected by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) for inclusion in its Best Practices Repository, and is designed to help organizations meet the CoC distress management standards efficiently and cost-effectively. The system supports the Survey Application Record by producing a report.

Polaris Oncology was developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health and in collaboration with Cooper Cancer Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The AOSW Conference, “Navigating a New World: Revolutions in Psychosocial Oncology Care,” is being held in Boston, Mass., from May 30 through June 1, 2012. Look for the Polaris team at booth 39.

For more details on Polaris Oncology or the exhibit, send an e-mail to moreinfo@polarishealth.com or visit http://www.polarishealth.com/oncology. Follow Polaris on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/polarishealthdirections.

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