How Oncora Medical’s CEO Realized its Product Could Help with Healthcare Burnout

It’s not solving a new problem, but Oncora Medical’s CEO is finding that the company’s product has an unfortunate timeliness amid the pandemic.

The seven-year-old digital health company, which makes a software that provides documentation, workflow and data-capturing for cancer doctors, added two big names to its client list this week. Cancer centers Scripps Health and UT Health San Antonio both selected Oncora’s platform to improve their documentation efficiency, joining 2020-signed clients Northwell Health and MD Anderson.

The April deal affectively doubles the Philly company’s client list and number of patients it reaches.

Oncora’s patient care platform captures data about cancer patients, treatments and clinical outcomes so that doctors can learn from past experience to improve patient care. It integrates with electronic health records and other software systems commonly used in the oncology clinic for better workflow. The goal is to cut down on the stretches of time doctors spend completing clinical documentation and capturing data, and instead focus time on the patient experience and treatment.

CEO David Lindsay told his team met the two new clients through introductions from other health systems, and both had a desire to bring more ease to the way their oncologists documented their patient encounters. Before, adding workflow simplicity to patient interactions was a nice add, but with the trauma the pandemic has brought to the healthcare system, any way to make healthcare workers’ lives easier feels more urgent, he said.

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