John V. Cox, DO, FASCO, of the Parkland Hospital and Health System/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has served as the editor in chief of the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) since 2008.
Engaging in difficult conversations is central to the work of an oncologist, but it is a process that many still struggle with, in part due to a gap in training. The ultimate goal of communication skills training is to improve patient outcomes.
Cancer care for patients is a universal right; however, patient care is continually challenged by changing government policies, socioeconomic gaps, and the inability to enact facilitated collaboration between medical professionals.
Presentations on social media, mobile apps, and wearable devices were combined into one session last year, but this year there will be an expanded focus on the various components of digital health technology in separate and complementary sessions.
Developed by oncologists from different practice settings, ASCO’s Patient-Centered Oncology Payment supports high-value, high-quality cancer care, while holding oncologists accountable for aspects of their practice that they can improve.
ASCO COME HOME is an oncology medical home program designed to help community oncology practices transition from providing volume-based care to value-based care by structuring reimbursements around the full range of services needed by patients with cancer.
ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program can help outpatient hematology-oncology practices facilitate better care for patients through a series of performance measures and nationally approved standards.
Although electronic health records have become a central part of any oncologist’s practice, developments in technology that push beyond the EHR and incorporate ever-changing aspects of care are ongoing.
During the Education Session “Business of Practice 2017: New Rules, New Strategies,” to be held on June 2,* three presenters will dig deep into the application of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
PracticeNET is an initiative from ASCO’s newly-formed Clinical Affairs Department that provides tools and services to facilitate innovation in cancer care delivery and to respond to growing economic and administrative challenges.
Multidisciplinary oncology teams provide patients with the benefit of receiving care from a team of specialists who work together to provide the right treatment, in the right order, at the right time. The oncology patient navigator is a relatively new addition to this team of specialists.