2019 ACCC National Oncology Conference Roundup

Stephanie GingerNews, Value-based Care

The ACCC 36th National Oncology Conference was attended by hundreds of cancer care professionals and thought leaders. Over three days, attendees and presenters shared insights, experiences, and strategies for improving cancer care.

Navigating Cancer’s team spoke to attendees in the exhibit hall about the challenges their programs are facing and how Patient Relationship Management technology can help solve challenges like proactive symptom management, managing resource constraints and lack of easy access to robust data.

We also sat in on several sessions – while many topics are familiar to us – it’s always of interest to hear about innovative leaders who are continuously working to solve tough problems and make life better for patients and care teams.

Lessons Learned from the Oncology Care Model

Sameer Mahesh, MD, Director for Hematology-Oncology for Summa Health Medical Group-Hematology/Oncology, Summa Cancer Institute and Nina Chavez, MBA, FACMPE, Chief Operating Officer for New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants shared their experiences as OCM participants including what changes they made at their practices and their key takeaways. The session prompted many questions that are likely familiar to care teams watching the value-based care landscape evolve. Read more.

Transformative Care Models

Another key theme during the conference was improving the patient experience and in this session Amber Campbell, MBA, Oncology Service Line Clinical Outreach Coordinator and Relationship Manager of Sutter Health Valley Hospitals shared her experience leveraging human-centered design to better understand the patient perspective – what was working and what could be improved. Read more.

Dr. Ethan Basch Receives Clinical Research Award

Dr. Basch was the recipient of the Clinical Research Award at the conference. This award recognizes individuals whose research has significantly and positively impacted the oncology patient. Dr. Basch has done this with his work with public and private agencies to bring the patient voice into clinical research for safer drug development, improved quality of life, enhanced patient communication, and better patient experience. Read more.

Want to learn more about Navigating Cancer? Contact us today or connect with us at these future conferences:

  • January 22, 2020: Association of Cancer Executives, New Orleans
  • March 4, 2020: ACCC 46TH Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, Washington, DC
  • March 20, 2020: National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Orlando
  • April 23, 2020: Community Oncology Conference, Orlando