May 6, 2021
In this recently published CNHI News article, several coalition members spoke on the important issue of white bagging. “Our concern about white bagging is that we’re no longer able to monitor each hand (that handles the medication). The specialty pharmacies also hire their own delivery vendors who may not know where they’re delivering."
In this ACCCBuzz blog Kristin Ferguson, DNP, RN, OCN, Senior Director of Cancer Delivery and Health Policy, Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), sat down with Jorge Garcia, PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA, FACHE, Assistant Vice President, Baptist Health South Florida, to learn more about these practices and their impact on patients and cancer programs and practices.
In 2016, Vijay Rao, MD, PhD, was working as a cardiologist at Franciscan Health—ACCC Innovator Award winner—in Indianapolis, Indiana, when three of his female patients in treatment for breast cancer all suffered heart failure. Newly committed to proactively addressing the link between oncology treatments and cardiotoxicity, Dr. Rao sought to provide better preventive care for at-risk patients. Subsequently, he and Kerry Skurka, a cardio-oncology nurse navigator, created the Franciscan Health Cardio-Oncology Clinic.