Speech Pioneering a Cancer Program for the Future: Novel Approaches to Drive Access, Efficiency, and Equity

Pioneering a Cancer Program for the Future: Novel Approaches to Drive Access, Efficiency, and Equity

Over the last 10 to 20 years, cancer centers have worked to scale their facilities and operations to meet the needs of their communities. However, many programs are now at capacity, and cancer care leaders need to decide how to advance their programs over the next decade as patient needs and expectations change and technological and clinical capabilities continue to evolve.

There are several areas of opportunity for cancer center leaders to consider as they pioneer a “cancer program for the future.” In this presentation, we will explore how to drive ambitious change to ensure programs continue to bring cutting-edge and highly patient-centered care to the diverse communities they serve. Key takeaways/learning objectives from this session will include the following:

  • Patient Navigation: Understand navigation models that improve access to care and the overall patient care experience.
  • Health Equity: Explore current efforts to address the impacts of racial health equity and social determinants of health on patient access to cancer screening, treatment, and research services.
  • Alternative Care Models: Discuss opportunities for transitioning care to alternative settings and adopting alternative care models (e.g., home-based infusion).
  • Performance Optimization: Discuss strategies to increase capacity and access without adding infrastructure, chairs, or staff.
  • Academic Partnerships: Explore models for community and academic partnerships and business strategies that can be utilized to select the most appropriate care delivery model for patients and providers.
  • Digital Health: Identify strategies to increase patient access points, enhance information sharing, and offer more remote services.

ECG is a proud sponsor of the Becker’s Oncology Virtual Summit.

Panel Discussion:

Matt Sturm, Moderator
Principal, ECG

Meagan O’Neill, Presenter
Senior Manager, ECG

Lili Hay, Presenter
Manager, ECG

Dr. Sachin Apte, Guest Speaker
Chief Clinical Officer, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Dr. Kathi Mooney, Guest Speaker
Chair of Nursing, Co-Leader Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Kathy LaRaia, Guest Speaker
Executive Director Oncology Services, Munson Healthcare

Dr. Harlan Levine, Guest Speaker
President of Health Innovation and Policy, City of Hope