Customer Feature: Biologics, Inc. – Oncology Care Management

Written By: Bob Callanan of Business Ready Solutions

from July 9, 2013

Biologics, Inc. is an oncology services company that empowers healthcare providers, payers, and biopharma to optimize cancer care for the best possible outcomes – clinical, financial and emotional.

Biologics is at the center of a rapidly changing oncology environment and supports patients across all treatment modalities. Unifying fragmented healthcare services, Biologics brings efficiency and humanity to oncology care management by focusing on the patient’s best interest as the surest path to managing cost and risk.

One of the more enjoyable areas of working with a company like Biologics is witnessing the impact they make on the community. Biologics recently participated in PurpleStride, an annual run that supports the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Their employees, through the creation of ECHO (Employees Caring and Helping Others), actively participate in a number of area cancer-related events including race and walk events that support lung cancer research, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the National Marrow Donor Program – just to name a few.

Approximately two years ago, Biologics implemented Microsoft Dynamics GP with the assistance of Business Ready Solutions. When Business Ready Solutions was first approached, Biologics was using QuickBooks along with a number of spreadsheets and relying on the internal finance team to help stay caught up with the quickly growing volume of transactions. The initial implementation focused on the core modules including the design of an effective chart of accounts, some basic financial reports along with payables and receivables.

We recently caught up with Biologics to understand what type of role Microsoft Dynamics GP played in the growth of their business.  In the two years since implementing, they have successfully streamlined all accounting functions – resulting in saving considerable monthly fees and continual gains in efficiencies across a number of areas.

Biologics recently completed an interface with an in-house application that supports their Oncology Managed Services – eliminating the need for an external accounts receivables ledger. In addition, Biologics is now implementing a solution to quickly calculate a very complex commission program. The process had been taking days to calculate every month but now requires just a few hours to maintain.

Tamara Hart, Vice President of Finance for Biologics, is most impressed with Management Reporter and which allows Biologics quickly generate financials. She also enjoys the benefits of role-based security in that it allows her to delegate work to other staff and while assuring confidential information remains confidential.

Tony Lombard, Vice President of Strategic Informatics for Biologics, most enjoys Microsoft Dynamics GP’s rich out of the box functionality. Microsoft Dynamics GP is one of three critical solutions that his team manages and is the only one that was not developed internally.  According to Tony, “Gaining a solution that does everything the Finance team has asked without a significant investment of our existing IT resources has allowed us to continue our focus on our internally developed solutions.”