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Growing Supportive Care Services Through Philanthropy
By Susan Hedlund
Read how community philanthropy helped fund an array of supportive care services, including an emergency assistance fund, mindfulness-based stress reduction classes, a pain management fund, and more.
Read our cover story online.
Highlights from this Issue:
Serving a high number of women with state and federal safety-net funding, one cancer program initiated a study to measure patient Compliance with Breast Cancer Post-Therapy Surveillance.
In Bridging the Gap from Inpatient to Outpatient Care, learn how an inpatient coordinator improves patient satisfaction, frees up physicians and mid-level providers to see more patients, reduces no-show appointments, and decreases hospital LOS and admissions.
From more accurate disease localization through advancements in imaging to precise disease characterization via targeted sampling, focal ablation may improve prostate cancer management. Read how in Prostate Cancer Detection & Diagnosis: Opening Up New Therapeutic Avenues.
In Strategic Planning for Oncology, get tips for overcoming potential roadblocks to establishing creative and attainable goals within a strategic plan for your oncology service line.
Supportive Care Services
More From ACCC:
New White Paper on Patient-Centered Care
- In June 2016, ACCC hosted the fourth annual Institute for the Future of Oncology forum. The just-released white paper, Empowering Patients, Engaging Providers: The Future of Patient-Centered Care in Oncology, is a reflection of the conversation from the forum. Through the discussion, participants identified seven key elements required to provide true patient-centered care: patient stories, navigation and coordination, interdisciplinary teams, appropriate reimbursement for services rendered, greater education, information technology connectivity and transparency, and decision support tools.
Highlights from the ACCC 33rd National Oncology Conference
- From October 19 – 21, in St. Louis, MO., more than 600 cancer care professionals from around the nation gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist around the delivery of patient-centered care. Click here to check out the Twitter conversation from the conference.
- The Cancer Moonshot Initiative was a prevalent topic across several sessions, including a presentation from Anabella Aspiras, Director for Patient Engagement, Cancer Moonshot Task Force. In a heartfelt video message to conference attendees, Vice President Joe Biden called community cancer centers the “bridge” between the Moonshot and cancer patients.
- ACCCBuzz blogs from the National Oncology Conference:
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