Speech Implementing an Alignment Strategy: Building an Integrated Cancer Program One Step at a Time

Implementing an Alignment Strategy: Building an Integrated Cancer Program One Step at a Time

Most oncology strategic plans are focused on how best to integrate and coordinate services across the various providers involved in a patient’s care. While the planning efforts can be challenging, the real work (and payoff) is related to successfully implementing the plan. This session draws on the recent experiences of a five-hospital health system that decided to aggressively pursue developing an integrated cancer program in early 2011. Tangible implementation examples are provided from the case study health system and other organizations regarding critical success factors, lessons learned, and what to expect in terms of resources and timing.