Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA


Discussion 6: Next‐Generation Genetic Sequencing in Oncology: Ready for Prime Time?

December 28, 2013

Mr Klein leads another discussion with Michael Kolodjiez, MD, Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA, John L. Fox, MD, MHA, and Jerry Conway. The panel responds to whether there are gaps in targeted gene analyses. They also discuss other issues including bioinformatics, and how payers, providers, and pharmacists might collaborate on improving care through genetic sequencing.

Discussion 3: Challenges and Opportunities for Quality Measures in Oncology

December 28, 2013

Dr Klein begins the panel discussion by asking participants to name one of their biggest challenges. Dr Newcomer responds that time and the fact that there are not enough PhDs are challenging. Ms Torda suggests that standardized data and data collection remains difficult. Dr Scanlon says it's the nimbleness of structuring data.

Presentation 3: Defining and Measuring Quality Outcomes in Oncology

December 28, 2013

Dr Newcomer says that he welcomes the transition of oncology from being evaluated in process measures to outcome measures. He says that while quality measures can be quick and messy, these results are used for the purpose of finding gaps and seeing if those gaps can be improved.