NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER EXTENDS CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH APTIUM ONCOLOGY FOR IT SUPPORT AT NYU CLINICAL CANCER CENTER

NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES, CA, December 1, 2012 - NYU Langone Medical Center recently announced the extension of its contract agreement with Aptium Oncology, a Los Angeles-based provider of oncology-specific information technology solutions. The agreement calls for Aptium to continue to provide IT support and services to NYU's multiple ambulatory cancer center sites.

Aptium Oncology has been an integral partner to NYU in IT solutions implementation for the past 10 years, and currently provides support for a variety of clinical and business systems, including the Siemens applications. The include Invision Patient Management, Patient Accounting, Soarian Pharmacy, Openlink and Anyqueue applications.

Michael J. Zeller, Senior Administrative Director, Clinical Cancer Centers at NYU Langone Medical Center states, "The agreement is a natural extension of the collaborative relationship between NYU Langone Medical Center and Aptium Oncology over the past 10 years. We've put Aptium to the test with numerous challenges over the past decade, and they have always delivered. My staff and management team view the Aptium Oncology IT team as full partners who we can count on to deliver the desired results under aggressive timelines. They are easy to work with, easy to access, and are very flexible in responding to the complex needs of our cancer centers. Unlike other IT providers, Aptium has a comprehensive and deep understanding of oncology, its processes, data and applications."

"We have a long-standing, successful relationship with Aptium Oncology IT Consulting," agrees Nader Mherabi, Chief Information Officer at NYU Langone Medical Center. "They have provided critical support in helping us expand our IT services in multiple, large ambulatory cancer centers, and have consistently delivered, despite challenging timelines and complex objectives. They have a top-notch IT team, and we have always found Aptium to be focused on the end result. Their follow-up and communication with our staff, managers and clinicians is exceptional."

Aptium's Chief Information Officer Wesley Scruggs states, "We have enjoyed a long and productive relationship with NYU, and our familiarity with the cancer centers' staff and operations has allowed us to support their multi-network IT needs, as well as provide the platform for consistent data and processes. We are privileged to remain a part of NYU's commitment to cancer care."

The NYU Clinical Cancer Center serves as the key clinical setting for the NYU Cancer Institute, recognized worldwide as a leader in the care of patients with cancer. It offers the full continuum of personalized cancer care services, from prevention through diagnosis, treatment through post-treatment support.

Aptium Oncology IT Consulting specializes in developing and implementing customized IT processes and technology solutions that map to the complex and time-critical needs of oncology departments.

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