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Phoenix Children’s Hospital Selects NantHealth’s Molecular Testing Platform and Comprehensive Suite of Software Solutions for Precision Cancer Care

CULVER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NantHealth, Inc., (Nasdaq: NH), a leading next-generation, evidence-based, personalized healthcare company, announced today that Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the leading children’s hospitals nationwide and founding member of the Cancer MoonShot 2020 Pediatrics Consortium, has entered into a commercial licensing agreement for NantHealth’s suite of precision medicine and healthcare IT solutions. These include GPS Cancer™, the leading molecular test for personalized cancer therapy, the eviti® oncology decision support platform, named #1 Clinical Decision Support solution for 2016 by Black Book Market Research, and NantHealth’s patient engagement, care coordination, and analytics solutions built on NantOS™, the industry’s leading cloud-based, healthcare platform.

“We are excited about this ground-breaking partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and look forward to helping their oncologists make better, more informed care decisions”

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Adoption of GPS Cancerfor pediatric patients and employees

Under the terms of the agreement, Phoenix Children’s Hospital will leverage the power of GPS Cancer, a molecular test integrating whole genome (DNA) sequencing, whole transcriptome (RNA) sequencing, and quantitative proteomics in two ways. First, its network of oncologists will be able to order GPS Cancer, enabling them to gain critical insights to inform personalized treatment strategies including guided chemotherapies, FDA-approved targeted drugs, and active clinical trials for their pediatric cancer patients. Second, Phoenix Children’s Hospital will cover GPS Cancer for its employees and their families, making it one of the nation’s first self-insured employers to cover proteogenomic sequencing for a variety of cancers.

Adoption of healthcare IT solutions for precision cancer care

In addition, by combining GPS Cancer with NantHealth’s software portfolio, Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be able to more easily manage and coordinate care for its patient population, thereby helping to improve engagement, reduce costs, and deliver on value-based outcomes. NantHealth’s solutions to be deployed at Phoenix Children’s Hospital include those for:

  • Oncology decision support: Through the eviti decision support platform, oncologists will have access to evidence-based regimens, condition-specific clinical trials options, and capabilities to streamline preauthorization in advance of cancer treatments. With eviti, Phoenix Children’s joins over 75 percent of U.S. oncology practices who have adopted eviti platform to make better clinical decisions earlier in the treatment process.
  • Patient engagement: With the NantHealth Patient Portal, patients will be able to access test results, expedite appointment scheduling, and securely communicate with Phoenix Children’s Hospital doctors through a web-based interface, enabling them to be more fully engaged with their care teams. In addition, the Health Heritage web application will allow...