Current Issue of Evidence-Based OncologyTM, a Publication of The American Journal of Managed Care®, Addresses Developments in Technology


CRANBURY, N.J.—Technology is everywhere in cancer care, and the current issue of Evidence-Based OncologyTM (EBOTM), a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care®, covers plenty of territory: from the issues physicians face with electronic health records (EHRs) to the promise that technology could speed the transition to value-based care. The issue can be found here.

Anchored by a commentary from EBOTM Editor-in-Chief Joseph Alvarnas, MD, director of Value-Based Analytics and director of quality at Alpha Clinic at City of Hope, Duarte, Calif., the issue covers a range of topics, including:
Despite the challenges that technology presents, Alvarnas writes that it will become more important as cancer care confronts rising costs and the need for greater precision: matching the right drugs with the right patients at the right time.

“The value conundrum is particularly challenging within the domain of cancer care, in which treatment-related costs dwarf overall healthcare spending,” he writes, quoting estimates from the National Cancer Institute that show cancer care–related costs are projected to grow by 39% to $172.8 billion by 2020.

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