Oncology Practice Conference 2017

Teamwork and Change Management: The Power of Process Implementation

Meg Barbor, MPH

July 2017, Vol 7, No 7 - Oncology Practice Conference 2017

Orlando, FL—The word “teamwork” may not immediately come to mind when thinking about the US healthcare system, but certain methods can contribute to the development of more efficient teams in the delivery of oncology care, said Doris Quinn, PhD, Consultant in Process Improvement, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. [ Read More ]

Physician Burnout in the Oncology Practice Setting

Meg Barbor, MPH

May 2017, Vol 7, No 5 - Oncology Practice Conference 2017

Orlando, FL—Burnout is a syndrome that includes feeling exhausted, cynical, and ineffective at work. Recognizing the triad of symptoms in the oncology setting is the first step to identifying physician burnout, said Anthony L. Back, MD, Professor, University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. [ Read More ]

Making the Transition from Volume to Value

Meg Barbor, MPH

April 2017, Vol 7, No 4 - Oncology Practice Conference 2017

Orlando, FL—Value-based care—the best care delivered at the lowest cost—is here to stay, said Karen K. Fields, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Pathways and Value-Based Cancer Care, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. But certain steps must be taken to ensure a smooth transition from fee-for-service to value-based care for institutions and for physicians, Dr Fields said. [ Read More ]

Telemedicine: The Future Is Now

Meg Barbor, MPH

April 2017, Vol 7, No 4 - Oncology Practice Conference 2017

Orlando, FL—Telemedicine, or the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, is now at the forefront of efficient healthcare delivery. This fundamental change in the delivery of healthcare focuses on bringing medicine to the patient rather than bringing the patient to medicine, said Richard J. Boxer, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. [ Read More ]