2012 Quality Care Symposium

issues in oncology

ASCO’s Approach to Health Information Technology and the Rapid-learning System

The slow, but inevitable evolution of electronic oncology health-care systems has already, at least conceptually, moved to the next generation of machines that not only store and process data, but als...

issues in oncology

Developing Cancer Care Pathways for the New Environment

As community practices and the insurance industry seek cost-effective ways to adapt to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the evolving concept of cancer care pathways is emerging as a str...

issues in oncology

Measuring and Improving Quality in Oncology Practices

The seed for ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) was planted a decade ago by Joseph Simone, MD, when he contemplated the feasibility of studying a volunteer group of oncologists to mea...

health-care policy

Does Health-care Quality Translate to Value?

On March 23rd, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, enacting sweeping change in our health-care system. An underlying theme of the legislation is the r...

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