Bruce Feinberg, DO, Speaks About Clinical Pathways in Oncology Care
Bruce Feinberg, DO, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, says that there is a tremendous amount of waste in the system. "Waste in the system is created by ineffective technology and claims processing that is very cumbersome for both payers and providers," says Dr. Feinberg.
This video was taken on November 16 at AJMC's Translating Evidence-Based Research Into Value-Based Decisions in Oncology.
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