Clinical Pathways

NIH Funds Research to Understand How Genomics of Diverse Populations Affect Clinical Care

July 10, 2020

Article

Polygenic risk scores, which evaluate disease risk based on DNA variants, have previously been based almost entirely on patients who had European ancestry.

NCCN, Pfizer Grants Section to Collaborate on Biosimilars Initiative

July 02, 2020

Article

Applicants should show how they would measure biosimilars use and safety in both academic and community practice settings.

Clinical Pathways Helped Health System Lower Costs, Boost Trial Enrollment Across Multiple Sites

June 25, 2020

Article

The savings occurred even while more patients in the health system were enrolling in clinical trials, according to an abstract presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2020 Virtual meeting.

Dr Blythe Adamson: Electronic Health Records Can Serve as an Invaluable Learning Tool

June 20, 2020

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Using electronic health records of patients with cancer can provide a better understanding of which interventions and treatments are possible and can give patients the best outcomes, explained Blythe Adamson, PhD, MPH, principal quantitative scientist at Flatiron Health, in an interview for ASCO20 Virtual, this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

CMS Issues Rules to Promote Value-Based Contracting, Pay for High-Cost Therapies in Medicaid

June 18, 2020

Article

Administrator Seema Verma said the proposal would create opportunities "for drug manufacturers to have skin in the game through payment arrangements that challenge them to put their money where their mouth is."

Study Finds Almost All Deviations From Clinical Pathways Were Justified

June 13, 2020

Article

Researchers warned that financial incentives that focus on a percentage of pathway compliance could “paradoxically harm the quality of care."

How Does Cardiotoxicity Present Itself in Patients With Cancer?

June 12, 2020

Article

Three abstracts presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology focused on cardiotoxic effects of cancer treatment and how cardiac disease remains a barrier to effective cancer therapy among patients with cancer and survivors.

OCM, Other APM Timelines Extended Due to COVID-19

June 03, 2020

Article

CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the update today in a blog post in Health Affairs.

Clinical Decision Tools Within EHR That "Nudge" vs "Force" Boost Pathway Compliance, Study Finds

May 30, 2020

Article

Debra A. Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, a breast cancer specialist at Texas Oncology is the lead author on the study being presented at ASCO.