Panel Discussion

Segment 10: Smart Use of EHR Systems to Ensure Quality
June 29, 2016 – 
When comparing a private practice with a larger healthcare system, Linda Bosserman, MD, assistant clinical professor and staff physician, City of Hope, said that the challenges can run across the system.
Segment 9: Balancing Administrative Burden With Better Care
June 29, 2016 – 
Jennifer Malin, MD, staff vice president, Clinical Strategy, Anthem, spoke about her health planís requirements on quality measures and whether they resonate what CMS requires providers to submit.
Segment 8: Creating Quality Benchmarks for Oncologists
June 29, 2016 – 
Measuring quality is important in determining whether patients are getting the appropriate care they need, and according to Linda Bosserman, MD, assistant clinical professor and staff physician, City of Hope, quality measures should cater to the patientís unique needs.
Segment 7: The Importance of Interoperable EHRs in Care Quality
June 29, 2016 – 
From a health plan perspective, the key to effectively using electronic health records, or EHRs, is to leverage the infrastructure in a manner that takes the burden away from the physician and his or her practice, said Jennifer Malin, MD, staff vice president, Clinical Strategy, Anthem.
Segment 6: Interoperability Can Add Value to Care Coordination
June 29, 2016 – 
Data interoperability remains a challenge among practicing physicians and health plans, mainly because each system operates on its own standards and vocabulary, explained Jason C. Goldwater, MA, MPA, senior director, National Quality Forum.
Segment 5: Developing Appropriate PRO-PMs
June 29, 2016 – 
Patient-reported outcome measures help providers and health plans better understand what the patient wants and needs; however, there are still many challenges standing in the way of reaching its full potential, said Jason C. Goldwater, MA, MPA, senior director, National Quality Forum.
Segment 4: Engaging Patients in Care Decisions
June 29, 2016 – 
Linda Bosserman, MD, assistant clinical professor and staff physician, City of Hope, explained that quality measurements allow patients access to important information that can help them make decisions about their care.
Segment 3: Choosing Between Process Measures and Outcomes Measures
June 29, 2016 – 
While the science of quality measurements is still in its infancy, Jennifer Malin, MD, staff vice president, Clinical Strategy, Anthem, said these metrics have allowed her and her team to open the door of communication among providers on how important quality truly is.
Segment 2: Striking the Balance With Quality Metrics
June 29, 2016 – 
Jason C. Goldwater, MA, MPA, senior director, National Quality Forum, explained that quality metrics exist for 3 purposes: to ensure the best science and practices are being utilized, to set the bar for what good quality looks like, and to keep up with the evolving nature of healthcare.
Segment 1: Why Do We Measure Healthcare Quality?
June 29, 2016 – 
A provider, a payer, and an expert from an organization that endorses quality measures in healthcare participated in a panel discussion on measuring the quality of care in oncology.
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