Value in Oncology

Oncologists Can Become Value-Based Providers Using Evidence to Guide Patient Care

Wayne Kuznar

September 2014, Vol 5, No 7 - Value in Oncology

Chicago, IL—Oncologists should become value-based providers by eliminating unnecessary tests, prescribing cheaper alternatives when therapeutic equivalents exist, and keep calling for payment reform, said Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, during a session on defining value from different stakeholder perspectives. [ Read More ]

Ten Steps to Achieving Value-Based Care at the Mayo Clinic

Rosemary Frei, MSc

November 2013, Vol 4, No 9 - Value in Oncology

Phoenix, AZ—The staff at the Mayo Clinic are working to “bend the cost curve” and optimize resource utilization efficiency while continuing to provide high-quality care to their large population of patients, said Kari Bunkers, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, and Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Office of Population Health Management (OPHM) at the American Medical Group Association 2013 Institute for Quality Leadership conference.

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