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Improving the Tumor Board Experience

by Chryl Corizzo

Learn how St. Tammany Cancer Center in Covington, La., leveraged a web- and phone-based HIPAAcompliant technology platform to streamline multidisciplinary conference coordination. This new technology reduced the time registry staff spent on conference coordination from about 10 hours per conference to about 1 hour.

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  • Virtual Infusion Services: Bringing Cancer Therapies Closer to Rural Patients
    Telemedicine can be an effective method for providing expert medical care to patients living in rural communities. Learn how Sanford Cancer Center’s Virtual Infusion Project leveraged an oncology-certified nurse practi¬tioner based in a tertiary setting to provide safe, effective oversight to three rural infusion clinics.
  • Virtual Care After Treatment: How Telemedicine Can Expand Survivorship Programs
    Tennessee Oncology piloted a successful telemedicine program where survivorship-trained advanced practice providers at its Nashville headquarters conducted virtual survivorship visits with patients throughout Middle Tennessee.
  • Chemo Companions Program: Medical and Graduate Students Take on New Roles in Patient Care
    To help cancer patients with limited social support, Mount Sinai Hospital developed a targeted intervention program that partners volunteer medical and graduate students with patients to provide companionship during lengthy chemotherapy treatments.
  • Going the Distance: Bringing Cancer Care to the Navajo Nation
    The first-of-its-kind oncology program on any Indian reser¬vation in the United States opened its doors this year at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, making cancer care available locally for up to 200 patients annually who will receive culturally appropriate clinical treatment and patient assistance.
  • Highlights from the ASCO 2019
    Former ACCC President Cary A. Presant, MD, FACP, FASCO, shares his key takeaways from ASCO 2019.
  • Growing Need Demands New Approaches to Caring for Older Adults with Cancer
    Highlights from a recent ACCC education program to help improve care for older adults. Plus, key findings from a survey of multidisciplinary cancer care team members reveals a striking difference between beliefs and practice in the care of this patient population.

Compliance

  • Highlights from the CY 2020 PFS and OPPS Proposed Rules

Spotlight

  • Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Fairfax, Va.

Views

  • Cycling for a Cure

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Publications That Keep You Ahead of the Competition

ACCC members consistently give ACCC publications high marks for their timeliness and usefulness. Experts in the field of oncology contribute to ACCC's publications and provide a solution-based approach to educating oncology healthcare professionals about streamlining and improving cancer services, practice management trends and strategies; implementing new treatments and technology; and planning for regulatory and legislative change.

Oncology Issues Journal

Oncology Issues, the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, is one of the only non-clinical, programmatic publications that provides "how-to" articles for the entire multidisciplinary oncology care team. The journal covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Hospital & physician alignment strategies
  • Quality & performance improvement initiatives
  • Staffing models
  • Cancer service line strategic planning
  • Cancer & population health initiatives
  • Precision medicine & new treatment modalities, such as immunotherapy
  • Community outreach & education
  • Screening & prevention programs
  • Implementation of care delivery models & alternative payment models
  • Clinical research in the community setting
  • Efforts to improve the patient experience & patient engagement
  • Programs to address at-risk and disparate patient populations

Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide

This annual publication together information on pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, foundations, and non-profit assistance programs, co-pay programs, and reimbursement resources. Access the PDF version online with links to program information and enrollment forms.

ACCC Trending Now in Cancer Care Survey

This annual ACCC survey is designed to educate cancer programs and practices on nationwide developments in the business aspects of cancer care delivery. Data can help programs and practices evaluate their own organization's performance relative to similar organizations and assist in short- and long-term budgeting and cancer service line planning. Survey highlights are available online. Full survey results are available to ACCC members only. ACCC uses data from this annual survey to information ACCC education projects.