A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care
HealthLeaders Media Rounds: On-Demand Webcast From Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care
Presented on December 16, 2011
Patients and payers are demanding a more coordinated, programmatic approach to cancer care that continues from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship. To meet that need, a successful cancer center must have excellence in clinical performance and patient experience, and access to cutting-edge clinical trials and the latest care innovations.
What if you could learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system?
Join host Banner MD Anderson, internationally renowned for its cancer treatment and research, for insights on time-tested and effective programs that integrate patient care, research, education, and prevention.
Hosted on-site at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, join HealthLeaders Media for solutions, interactive Q&A, and lessons learned, including how to:
- Establish the foundational blocks for clinical programs, including ancillary programs, therapies, research, and wellness
- Make navigators a boon to productivity and patient satisfaction
- Build a "best care" palliative program
- Rethink what patients really want in patient-centered cancer care
- Define the right spectrum of care for a cancer center
- Building blocks for clinical programs
- Multidisciplinary care team organization and processes
- Ancillary care and wellness
- Improved care through clinical navigators
- Decrease delays and improved patient experience
- A nurse-driven, best care palliative care service
- Using navigators to enhance value
- Potential value dimensions
- Designing a navigator role for value
- Other considerations
- The true transition to patient-centered cancer care
- UNC example
- Patients can drive value in operations
- Establishing tumor boards as fundamental of patient-centered cancer care
- Defining the right spectrum of care for the cancer center
- Prevention and screening
- Handling periods of high growth/program expansion
Edgardo Rivera, MD, Medical Director, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer CenterRivera directs all cancer program clinical activities and acts as the lead clinical representative at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a medical oncologist who most recently worked as the medical director at Methodist Hospital's Breast Center in Houston, Texas. He has also served as the chief of the Breast Medical Oncology Section and the associate professor of Medicine of the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at Methodist Hospital/Weill Cornell University. In 2006, he was the director of US Medical Strategy for Bristol Myers. Having significant experience in breast cancer research, Rivera has served as principal investigator in several clinical trials, has published numerous articles and presented around the world about his work to improve of breast cancer treatment.Riviera received his post graduate training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and joined the faculty there as an instructor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology in 1996. He has received many awards and accolades during his career including the "2009 Doctor's Choice Award" from Health and Fitness Magazine and the Bristol Myers Squibb Award of Distinction.
Vicki Koceja, RN, PhD, Clinical Administrative Director, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer CenterKoceja is responsible for the daily operations of clinical and support departments associated with the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Koceja most recently worked as director of the Palliative Care Program at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Henderson, NV. She has experience in several hospitals and health systems developing, implementing and managing a variety of oncology programs including bone marrow transplant, oncology/hematology, and palliative care. Koceja holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI, a MBA from Keller Graduate School in Chicago, a PhD in Health Administration from Kennedy Western University, and an Oncology Nursing Certification from the Oncology Nursing Society. She is board certified in pain management, and is fellowship trained in both pain management and end-of-life care. She is a certified trainer of the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Course, is certified through the National Consortium of Breast Centers as an Instructor of Breast Self Exam, and is a national trainer for the Generalist Hospice/Palliative Care Clinical Review.
Michael Bianchi, Associate Administrator, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer CenterBianchi is accountable for the overall administrative and operational functions of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Bianchi began his career in oncology in 1999 at the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic where he held progressively responsible positions of supervisor, clinic administrator, and operations project manager. He then transitioned to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center first as the clinical business manager for Stem Cell Transplantation and Apheresis, then as clinical business manager for the Ambulatory Treatment Centers and finally to the project director in Global Clinical Programs. In January 2010, Bianchi became the associate administrator for Banner Gateway Medical Center. His responsibilities include all clinical and support ancillary services for the hospital and has been instrumental in the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center project development team.
Ian Buchanan, MD, MPH, Associate VP Oncology Service Line, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer CenterBuchanan oversees outpatient cancer services in the newly-opened N.C. Cancer Hospital. This 320,000-square-foot facility is the new clinical home to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which serves more than 8,500 new patient visits per year. Buchanan has led UNC's Core Measures reporting efforts to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services before accepting a position with UnitedHealth Group where he managed development and implementation of disease management and wellness programs for some of America's largest employers. Buchanan returned to UNC in 2008 to assume his current role.
Banner Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center opened the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center on September 26, 2011. The center joins Banner Health, one of the country's largest nonprofit hospital systems, with MD Anderson, internationally renowned for its cancer treatment and research, to deliver unprecedented levels of cancer care in Arizona. MD Anderson's mission to "eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research, education and prevention' complements Banner Health's mission 'to make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care."
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