Pilot Digital Cancer Support Program for Select Members

Beginning May 23, 2022, Harvard Pilgrim will offer an innovative new digital telehealth platform for patients with cancer. The platform, known as IrisTM by OncoHealth, is powered by Harvard Pilgrim’s oncology partner and will initially be available on a pilot basis for a select group of a few hundred members of fully insured, Commercial plans. Iris delivers personalized, 24/7, oncology-specific support to members and their caregivers as they navigate the physical and emotional challenges caused by cancer and cancer treatment.

Through their smartphone or computer, patients have access to:

  • Cancer-focused mental health resources
  • A convenient and comfortable way to connect with others who have had cancer
  • High-quality, evidence-based supportive care and education from licensed oncology experts
  • A 24/7 checkpoint before a possible trip to the emergency room

With Iris, OncoHealth aims to provide patients with easily accessible supplemental support without creating extra work for their health care providers. Their message to patients is: “Your doctor leads your treatment. We’re here for the moments in between.”


Audrey Kleinberg,
Director, Provider Relations & Communications

Annmarie Dadoly,
Senior Manager, Provider Communications

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Editor

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Production Coordinator