Polaris’s Oncology Distress Management System to be Offered in Spanish

Polaris Health Directions is expanding its suite of solutions offered in Spanish to include its oncology distress management system.

Langhorne, PA, August 04, 2011 --(PR.com)-- In response to customer feedback, Polaris Health Directions will release a Spanish version of its Oncology Distress Management System in June 2012.

Spanish-speaking cancer patients will be able to complete the online assessment and view their individualized Patient Feedback Report in Spanish. The one-page Clinician Summary report will still be produced in English.

The Polaris Oncology Distress Management System (PODMS) is a comprehensive Web-based solution that assesses psychosocial distress in cancer patients and automatically generates treatment referrals matched to a patient’s specific needs, insurance status and other characteristics. Developed with funding from the National Institute for Mental Health, it assesses symptoms and concerns recommended in the distress management guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American College of Surgeons.

In addition to emotional distress, this EHR-compatible system also screens for and monitors risky drinking and smoking; cancer-related physical symptoms and side effects; and adherence to the prescribed medical regimen and lifestyle change recommendations. The system will generate referrals for counseling, treatment for substance use, tobacco cessation programs, and cancer support groups, among others.

For more information, contact Polaris at moreinfo@polarishealth.com or visit: http://www.polarishealth.com/oncology. Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/polarishealthdirections.

About Polaris Health Directions

At Polaris, we recognize that organizations cannot manage what they do not measure. Many behavioral health care providers and payers may not be collecting and analyzing enough of the right data to answer basic questions about the cost-effectiveness of the care they offer. Polaris's advanced technology and science driven assessment systems are designed to capture the clinical data essential to quality improvement and enhanced organizational management. Polaris solutions provide advanced analytics to help you improve and demonstrate to your customers the value of your care. With a focus on prediction, Polaris solutions do more than describe clinical change. Our systems also indicate if treatment is likely to have a positive result. Helping you make better decisions in the present by anticipating the future will be the difference in reducing your costs while improving patient care.

Polaris Health Directions
Dr. Grant Grissom