AmerisourceBergen Announces Long-Term Strategic Relationship with OneOncology
OneOncology and AmerisourceBergen to Support Community Oncology Practices to Provide High-Quality Cancer Care to Patients Across the Nation
July 8, 2019; 08:30 AM EDT – VALLEY FORGE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare solutions leader, today announced that it has entered a long-term strategic relationship with OneOncology, the national partnership of community oncologists driving the future of cancer care in the U.S. OneOncology has selected ION Solutions and Oncology Supply to provide a suite of services and solutions to community oncology practices across the nation. ION Solutions has been selected for GPO contracting and Oncology Supply for the distribution of chemotherapy and supportive care products to OneOncology members.
OneOncology partners with the nation’s top community oncology practices and their physicians to support delivery of comprehensive cancer care to patients, close to home. Since its public launch in September 2018, the organization is now comprised of four large practices across the U.S., representing nearly 250 physicians practicing at more than 70 sites of care.
“At ION Solutions and AmerisourceBergen, we’re dedicated to supporting community-based care. This commitment aligns nicely with OneOncology’s mission to drive the future of cancer care through a physician-led, data-driven, technology-powered and patient-centric model and we’re excited to have them in our network,” said Brian Ansay, President, Physician Group Purchasing Organizations, AmerisourceBergen. “We look forward to supporting OneOncology with the full power of our ION GPO and AmerisourceBergen’s integrated service offerings, and we’ll continue to enhance value, provide more efficiencies and offer more clinical-decision support to all of our esteemed GPO members and customers.”
OneOncology partners will have dedicated account teams that act as an extension of the practice and actively consult on inventory and creating operational efficiencies. OneOncology members will have access to Oncology Supply’s robust inventory of specialty and full-line oral, infusible and injectable products. AmerisourceBergen will provide OneOncology practices with tools and resources, practice management technologies, analytics and reports for better insight and education, and consultants, business coaches, and advisors who will assist with maximizing operating efficiencies.
“We look forward to a collaborative relationship with AmerisourceBergen that delivers value to all of our stakeholders,” said Dr. Jeffrey Patton, President of Physician Services at OneOncology and CEO Of Tennessee Oncology, a OneOncology practice. “We believe this strategic partnership will help to optimize clinical and financial efficiencies for all of our partners during an era of unprecedented innovation in oncology.”
To support the shift to value-based care, ION Solutions’ network members can leverage technology, analytics and informatics solutions to drive higher-quality and lower-cost care in every community. Tools like InfoDive®, a web-based business intelligence solution, allows practices to quickly and easily analyze internal and comparative data in the areas of coding, productivity, marketing, revenue collection and more. ION is supporting the standardization of treatment protocols. For example, network members have full access to a centralized library of precision medicine testing recommendations and resources through the Precision Medicine Center.
Through the power of the ION GPO and AmerisourceBergen’s relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers, members have access to the newest therapies entering the market. ION also advocates for community practices and their access to new research opportunities. Through solutions like AdvanceIQ®, ION Solutions can help match independent community oncology practices with national clinical trials and research opportunities.
OneOncology partners will also have access to ION’s ongoing educational conference series. ION hosts nine annual conferences for its members; these events are designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking and strengthen the community of independent oncologists. Each conference features expert speakers, clinical reviews and best practices for business operations.
About ION Solutions & Oncology Supply
ION Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is the largest physician service organization and GPO specializing in the support of community oncology. ION provides GPO procurement services, technologies, advocacy resources and expertise to more than half of the community-based oncology practices in the nation to help improve their clinical and operational management. For more information, go to www.iononline.com. For over 35 years, Oncology Supply has been a trusted partner and supplier of chemotherapy and supportive care products to independent oncology practices nationwide from our office/distribution center in Dothan, AL. For more information about Oncology Supply, www.oncologysupply.com/OSCHome.
AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Through our daily work — and powered by our 21,000 associates — we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #10 on the Fortune 500, with more than $160 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at amerisourcebergen.com.