Molecular Testing in the Community Oncology Setting
By Joseph Kim
Through an ACCC education project, eight cancer programs participated in learning labs, assessing molecular testing in lung cancer, and identified key areas for potential process improvement.
Highlights from this Issue:
“Hybrid value stream maps” that combine traditional process mapping tools and lean VSM components helped one cancer program to visualize the processes, progression, waste, and value of its molecular testing program. Read How Lean Methodology Can Improve Molecular Testing Processes in Advanced NSCLC.
CoC Standard 3.3 Survivorship Care Plan is phased in for 2015. Read A History of Cancer Survivorship Plans to learn about survivorship care plan (SCP) development and a look at the current state of SCPs in the cancer care community.
Learn how one cancer program leveraged its EHR to create a survivorship care plan, reducing clinician workload and time commitment, while still delivering patient-centered care in An EMR-Driven Approach to Survivorship Care Plans.
Based on follow-up concerns for patients with incidental lung lesions, this program developed a QI initiative that improved both the patient experience and communication with primary care providers. Find out how in Development & Evolution of an Incidental Lung Lesion Program.
In The Rapid Access Chest and Lung Assessment Program, the authors describe how a multidisciplinary rapid assessment team quickly identifies, evaluates, and manages patients with abnormal findings on chest imaging, while maintaining close communication with primary care physicians.
- ACCC Member Spotlight
- 2015 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide
More From ACCC:
- Read new CANCERSCAPE brochure with full agenda
- Attend ACCC's 41st Annual Meeting, CANCERSCAPE, March 16-18, and gain essential tools and insights to strengthen and future-ready your cancer program or practice. Hear from renowned experts in policy, drug pricing, healthcare reform’s impact on cancer care delivery, and more—all while earning continuing education credits and building peer relationships.
- Immuno-oncology survey still open: let Us hear from you!
- This new area of cancer research and treatment looks to harness the body's own immune system to fight cancer. Let us know what you want to learn about immuno-oncology (I-O) and how ACCC can assist your program with implementation of (I-O) by taking our short survey. Click here to take survey.
- Immunotherapy Ce opportunities
- Principles and Application in Immunotherapy of Cancer is an education series designed for multidisciplinary oncology care teams. Unique interactive webinar options—available at no cost to participating programs—will provide a full overview of the core principles of immunotherapy and a review of issues related to the clinical application of these therapies in Melanoma and Lung Cancer. Click here for details on how to participate.
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