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Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Physician Champion Takes a Practice-Based Immunotherapy Program to the Next Level

Jefferson Medical Oncology Associates implemented new processes and tools to deliver a proactive, multidisciplinary team approach for patients on cancer immunotherapies via continuous symptom monitoring and effective management of immune-related adverse events. They have transformed their practice and quality of patient care by including banners in their EHR that immediately identify patients on immunotherapy; clinical algorithms for on-call physicians to provide 24/7 real-time access and for nursing staff to triage patients; and immunotherapy orientation for new nurses and ongoing staff education.

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