Practice Management


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 ›

Researchers in Chicago have developed a financial toxicity grading system based on clinically meaningful changes in health-related quality of life. According to lead investigator Jonas A. de Souza, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, at the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, the tool has been validated in 2 separate cohorts of patients with cancer, with plans for a larger, prospective study underway. Read Article ›

Healthcare providers in private practice often ask whether they should form a legal entity. You need to decide if you want to “incorporate,” and to determine which business entity is best for you based on your individual needs and goals. Read Article ›


You pay more than your fair share of taxes, so when it comes to your investments, why would you pay more than you absolutely have to? Read Article ›

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