April 2017, Vol 7, No 4

Telemedicine, or the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, is now at the forefront of efficient healthcare delivery. This fundamental change in the delivery of healthcare focuses on bringing medicine to the patient rather than bringing the patient to medicine. Read More ›


Innovation takes time, especially when it comes to cancer research. However, delays in the adoption of novel oncology treatments can have a significant impact on patient health, reported Jason Shafrin, PhD, Director of Healthcare Quality and Value-Based Research Methods, and Senior Research Economist, Precision Health Economics, Los Angeles, CA, who presented the results of a geographic-based analysis of claims data at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium. Read More ›


Successful negotiations are critical to sustaining a business and retaining key customers, including in oncology practices, suggested Steven L. D’Amato, BSPharm, BCOP, RPh, Executive Director, New England Cancer Specialists, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. Read More ›

Value-based care—the best care delivered at the lowest cost—is here to stay, said Karen K. Fields, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Pathways and Value-Based Cancer Care, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, at ASCO’s first Oncology Practice Conference in March 2017. Read More ›

Clinical pathways have become a central component of medical oncology practice and a cornerstone of future reimbursement methodologies and quality-of-life efforts, according to Robin Zon, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist, Michiana Hematology Oncology, IN, and Chair, ASCO Task Force on Clinical Pathways. Read More ›



ith an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States, caring for survivors is becoming an unmet need, suggesting an increased need for continuing education for oncology and primary care providers that is better focused on this growing population and the special needs associated with survivorship. Read More ›

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