Starting a business to benefit patients, physicians, and insurance companies
Dr. Marc Fishman, CEO & Founder of Oncology Analytics that provides comprehensive oncology benefit management services in the areas of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and genetic testing to health plans for its members and provider network joins Entrepreneurial Fit Radio.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Marc Fishman discuss the following:
- When and Why did you start Oncology Analytics?
- How did you go about starting it?
- What need does Oncology Analytics solve?
- How is your company different from others offering similar services?
- What do you envision for Oncology Analytics future?
Summary: You can improve quality of care for patients and save the healthcare system significant costs. Also, when starting any business you must provide a solution to a problem along with a clear vision and mission.
Dr. Fishman founded Oncology Analytics (OA in 2008). OA has grown rapidly, currently providing comprehensive oncology benefits management for members of health plans diagnosed with cancer. Through clinical research, patented technology and patient-focused customer services, OA ensures treating oncologists have the information they need to deliver the most efficacious, least toxic and most affordable chemotherapy treatments available to their patients.
Inc. Magazine’s 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list named OA in the top 20 of the fastest growing private health care companies in the United States. Dr. Fishman is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology. Dr. Fishman developed his perspective on health care management and funding mechanisms through a wide variety of clinical experiences, including work in Kenya, New Zealand, Canada and Australia, in addition to the United States. Seeing the differences in care delivery systems, policy priorities and financing methods has provided him with unique insights into opportunities for improvement in the United States, which he is bringing to the market through OA. His combination of more than 20 years of clinical treatment experience and exposure to multi-national health systems have reinforced his commitment to value-based care for providing quality cancer treatment to all those who need it in the face of the enormous costs, waste and poorly aligned incentives in medical care.
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