Practice Management



Physicians seem to have a natural affinity for complexity. That’s a good thing for patients with difficult diagnoses, but it’s a prescription for disaster when it comes to investing. Owning a myriad of securities spread across a dozen or more financial accounts usually means more taxes, more transaction costs, less clarity, and more time spent on investing. Read Article ›



Web-based reporting in the outpatient community setting is not only feasible, but it can identify areas that need quality improvement initiatives, according to J. Russell Hoverman, MD, PhD, Vice President of Quality Programs, Texas Oncology, PA, Dallas. Read Article ›

Secondary pathology review can significantly improve clinical outcomes through precise and accurate pathology diagnoses, according to Lavinia P. Middleton, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Read Article ›


Patients with cancer increasingly wish to discuss costs with their oncologists, whose knowledge of treatment costs is limited. At the 2016 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, Nora B. Henrikson, PhD, MPH, of Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, presented the results from a pilot project called OPT-IN, which aims at increasing clinician access to treatment prices in the clinical setting. Read Article ›

Aggregated real-time data provide the tools to rapidly identify opportunities for the improvement of delivered services and for the initiation of quality improvement projects. Enhanced information technology capabilities, such as the iRiS software app, are foundational for practice transformation to future value-based cancer care models, according to John D. Sprandio, Sr, MD, Chief Physician, Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology (CMOH), Drexel Hill, PA. Read Article ›

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