Deirdre Fuller, Oncology Roundtable
According to preliminary data from our Patient Experience Quick Poll, over half of all cancer programs provide cancer patients with a dedicated phone line to call if they have urgent symptom needs and almost a quarter have hired clinicians just to treat patients with urgent symptom needs.
How are you improving your patients’ care experience?
How are you improving your patients’ experience?
Lauren Stentz, Oncology Roundtable
Physicians should find significantly more polyps during screening colonoscopies than national benchmarks suggest, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. With the increasing prevalence of high-definition colonoscopy technology, Mayo researchers believe that national standards need to be reevaluated.
Mayo study suggests higher benchmarks needed in colorectal screening
Regina Lohr, Oncology Roundtable
Are you tracking your cancer patients’ transitions across care settings? Cancer patients routinely move across settings of care, but each transition brings the risk of care delays or disruptions, duplication of services, and deviations from established treatment plans.
Through research for our upcoming national meeting series, we have learned that many cancer centers are beginning to track patient transitions as a step towards improving these transitions as well as preparing for bundled payments, shared savings, and other risk-based contracts.
Do you know where your patients are?