Build the High-Value Cancer Care Team
Learn six tactics to make the most of your cancer care team, extend capacity through technology, and manage patients across the continuum.
February 7, 2017
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What will cancer care look like in 2030?
We are at a time of unprecedented change in cancer care, and ongoing success will require leaders to adapt their strategies to manage shifting demographics, changing reimbursement, and evolving technology.
There are many strategies organizations can deploy to position themselves for success in the future, such as investing in precision medicine or telehealth capabilities. Regardless, the foundation for success is the cancer care team—but most programs take a short-sighted approach to staffing their cancer center, dealing with problems as they arise rather than developing a long-term workforce strategy.
Read more starting on p. 8 about six projections for cancer care in 2030 and how these changes will affect your workforce.
6 tactics to help program leaders build a high-value care team
Make the most of your team
- Ensure top-of-license practice (p. 19)
- Leverage allied health professionals (p. 26)
Use technology to extend care team capacity
Manage patients across the continuum
- Improve inpatient-outpatient transitions (p. 47)
- Pursue strategic cross-specialty partnerships (p. 53)
Cancer Workforce Planning Discussion Guide
Use this discussion guide to have a collaborative conversation with your HR colleagues about the changes occurring within cancer care and how they will impact cancer center staffing.
Oncology Business Case Template
This business case template will help you make the case to executives for cancer program investments. Download and customize the template to include organization-specific information and data.
Telehealth Primer: Oncology
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Telehealth Primer: Reimbursement
Download this primer to review payer reimbursement policies across a range of telehealth modalities and services. It will give you the knowledge you need to assess the value and feasibility of telehealth investments.
Compendium of Automated Oncology Software Platforms
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Primer: Oncology Pharmacist
Use this primer to learn the basics of oncology pharmacists, including how you can better leverage them to improve patient care and reduce costs.
Primer: Oncology Hospitalist
Use this primer to learn the basics about oncology hospitalists, including questions to help you evaluate if this model is right for your organization.
MultiCare Regional Cancer Center Collaborative Practice Agreement
See a sample collaborative practice agreement from MultiCare Regional Cancer Center outlining pharmacists' responsibilities for the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.