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Studies from 2012 Quality Care Symposium highlight findings in improving quality of cancer care
Date:11/28/2012

radiation oncologists decide when the use of IMRT is warranted."

- Jyoti Patel, MD, ASCO Cancer Communications Committee

Abstract #285

Data-driven transformation to an oncology patient-centered medical home

John David Sprandio, MD
Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Drexel Hill, Penn.

General Session II: Models That Work: Integration across the Spectrum (Part I)

Friday, November 30, 2012, 2:10-2:30 PM PST
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Douglas Pavilion B

"There is an effort to get electronic medical records (EMRs) into every medical practice, but implementation of EMRs alone does not improve care. Having a patient-centered medical home, such as the one described in this study, would improve the quality of the EMR system as well as its use because it integrates data from specialists and tracks patient care against national guidelines."

- Jyoti Patel, MD, ASCO Cancer Communications Committee

Abstract #287

Improving cancer care by linking community cancer center physicians to disease site-specific experts

Patricia H. Hardenbergh, MD
Shaw Regional Cancer Center
Vail Valley Medical Center
Edwards, Colo.

Oral Abstract Session B

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:05-12:15 PM PST
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Douglas Pavilion B

"The online technology described in this study enables community radiation oncologists to discuss cases and review radiation oncology treatment plans with a panel of experts. Those discussions are leading to changes in treatment decisions. In remote and underserved areas, being able to do a telemedicine consult instead of requiring a patient to travel to the practice for an assessment might be very helpful."

- Jyoti Patel, MD, ASCO Cancer Communications Committee

This study is funded by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Improving Cancer Care Grant, funded by Sus
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Contact: Aaron Tallent
Aaron.Tallent@asco.org
619-358-6782
American Society of Clinical Oncology
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