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Multidisciplinary Conference Case Planning in the Virtual Space

By Jonathan Treisman, MD, FACP; Sherri Costa, MS, RN, AOCNS; Catherine Schott, BSN, RN; and Jeanette Frawley, MSW, CISW

This 2019 ACCC Innovator Award winner revolutionized their tumor boards to a fully virtual format that allows all multidisciplinary cancer care team members to collaborate on patient treatment planning around their schedules. With this more efficient, flexible option, conference participants no longer face the scheduling or resource constraints of in-person case conferences.

Also in This Issue:

  • Cancer Life reiMagined: The CaLM Model of Whole Person-Cancer Care
    The Livestrong Cancer Institutes at UT Health Austin redefined patient-centered care by co-designing a model of care with their patients. The CaLM Model values the emotional, social, financial, and practical components of patient care equally with the clinical services that treat the disease.
  • Improving Cancer Care by Addressing Food Insecurity
    Food insecurity plagues Americans of all demographics and is often overlooked in the healthcare setting. To improve patients’ quality of life and adherence to treatment, this 2019 ACCC Innovator Award winning oncology practice established several programs to identify and address food security among its patients.
  • Developing and Implementing a Radiation Oncology App to Improve the Patient Experience
    Learn how this integrated health system developed and implemented an in-house mobile application for patients receiving radiation treatment. The app allows patients to see their treatment schedule at any time, manage symptoms, and get to know their care team.
  • Genetic Cancer Screening and Testing in a Medically Underserved Community
    By developing a collaborative partnership with a molecular diagnostic company, this community cancer center in rural Arizona provides patients genetic screening services in-house via telehealth at zero-cost to its patients and the facility.


  • The Role of Medicare Administrative Contractors and Updates to Coding Policy


  • Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute, Great Falls, Montana


  • Registry Staff Without Borders

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