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Oncology Issues V37-N3

Filling the Gap: APP Utilization to Meet Care Needs in Oncology

By Ellen R. Miller, MSN, FNP-BC; Anne Rajkumar-Calkins, MD; Mahmoud Ahmed, PhD; Evan C. Osmundson, MD, PhD; and Heather J. Jackson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s model for integrating advanced practice providers (APPs) into a radiation oncology satellite clinic freed up physician time for new consultation visits and treatment planning activities, improved increase patient satisfaction, and increased both the number of identified care needs per patient and the number of patients who receive long-term follow-up and survivorship care.

Also in This Issue:

  • Remote Home Monitoring of Patients with Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Inova Schar Cancer Institute—a 2021 ACCC Innovator Award winner—shares how staff safely tracked COVID-19+ patients with cancer in active treatment using remote patient monitoring technology, keeping those who are immune-compromised in the clinic safe from infection and decreasing emergency department utilization.
  • Developing a Cancer Care and Community Paramedicine Partnership
    Through a partnership between cancer program staff and members of the Albuquerque Ambulance Service’s Mobile Integrated Health team, Presbyterian Healthcare Services offers its oncology patients certain clinical interventions, like hydration and antiemetics, and wellness checks in the comfort of their homes.
  • Billing for Oncology Social Work Services
    City of Hope shares its model for billing for oncology social work services, including how the critical services provided by oncology social workers can contribute to a cancer program’s bottom line.
  • Making the Business Care for Hiring Oncology Social Workers
    A team of experienced oncology social workers developed this business case study to help ACCC members make the case for hiring additional oncology social workers.
  • A Model Telehealth Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
    To better identify and address the unique needs of AYAs with cancer, the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center created this patient-centered care telehealth model that sees patients before, during, and after treatment.
  • Quality Improvement Officers: Key Members of the Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Team
    Anne Marie Rainey, MSN, RN, CH, at Clearview Cancer Institute and Amy Ellis at Northwest Medical Specialties share why quality improvement is so integral to value-based, comprehensive cancer care delivery.
  • Time to Get Screened!
    Four ACCC member programs from across the country share how COVID-19 impacted their cancer outreach, prevention, and screening efforts.


  • Auxiliary Personnel Involved in Comprehensive Cancer Care


  • Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, Seacoast Cancer Center, Dover, New Hampshire


  • Philanthropy: Funding Oncology Supportive Care Services

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