Flatiron Health, Fort Washington-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network team up on oncology data
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Flatiron Health, the New York City-based Cloud Oncology platform founded by Invite Media co-founders Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, is teaming up with the Fort Washington-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network to create a cloud-based data repository of NCCN Member Institution data -- the NCCN Outcomes Database, the two organizations announced last week.
"Through this collaboration, electronic health record (EHR) data will be aggregated for cancer quality and outcomes assessment, as well as identification of key trends and patterns in the care of patients with cancer. Within this database, NCCN Member Institutions will have the opportunity to measure concordance to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) and will be able to access OncoAnalytics, Flatiron Health's proprietary, cloud-based analytics tool," Flatiron and the NCCN said in a statement.
The resulting data will be available for member institution inquiries, as well as to external parties through a joint commercialization agreement between NCCN and Flatiron, according to the statement.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education.
Flatiron Health, founded in 2012, has raised nearly $140 million in venture funding from firms including Laboratory Corporation of America, First Round Capital, and Google Ventures.
Turner and Weinberg founded web ad buying platform Invite Media, also backed by First Round Capital and launched in Philadelphia before moving to New York, and sold it to Google in 2010.