In preparation for the ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit (AMCCBS) in Washington, D.C. on March 4-6, we are talking with several featured speakers about the topics they plan to address at the summit. Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA—a breast cancer specialist in Austin, Texas, whose research focuses on imaging informatics for breast cancer, clinical decision support systems, predictive analytics, and quality improvement—will speak about applied informatics in oncology.
Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, is a practicing oncologist and breast cancer specialist in Austin, Texas. An executive vice president of Texas Oncology, Dr. Patt’s research focuses on imaging informatics for breast cancer, clinical decision support systems, predictive analytics to reduce risk in patients with advanced cancer, and quality improvement. She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology-Clinical Cancer Informatics. She is an active leader in breast cancer research, serves on the US Oncology Research Breast Cancer Committee, and chairs the breast cancer subsection of the Pathways Task Force for The US Oncology Network. She has expertise in healthcare policy and has testified before Congress to protect access to care for Medicare beneficiaries.
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