Interviews

Dr Brian Koffman Explains How PROs Can Provide Insight Into CAR T Benefits
December 12, 2018 – 
While patient-reported outcomes don’t provide the whole story, they can provide insight into how chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy changes a patient’s life, said Brian Koffman, MDCM, DCFP, DABFM, MS Ed, medical director, CLL Society.
Dr Sanjeev Arora: Project ECHO Addresses Shortage of Knowledge
December 11, 2018 – 
Project ECHO can be used to improve access to care in rural and underserved areas by sharing knowledge, said Sanjeev Arora, MD, FACG, MACP, director and founder of Project ECHO and a professor of medicine at University of New Mexico.
Dr Jeff White: Best Practices for Preventing Opioid Misuse
December 10, 2018 – 
Jeff White, PharmD, MS, staff vice president, Anthem, outlines best practices for preventing opioid misuse.
Dan Mendelson: How the Shift to Value-Based Care Is Impacting Managed Care Pharmacy
December 10, 2018 – 
Dan Mendelson, MPP, founder, Avalere Health, discusses how the shift to value-based care has impacted managed care pharmacy.
Dr Barbara McAneny Highlights Work the AMA Is Doing to Build the Healthcare System of the Future
December 09, 2018 – 
The American Medical Association (AMA) has 3 main strategic areas it is focusing on to help create the healthcare system of the future that is deserving of doctors’ work and patients’ respect, said Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the AMA.
Dr Lawrence Shulman Discusses Pathways and Improvements in Breast Cancer Treatment
December 08, 2018 – 
Improvements in treatments have led to less toxicities and better quality of life for patients with breast cancer, said Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, director of the Center for Global Cancer Medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center, and professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Beth Wittmer on Keeping Patients With Neutropenia Out of the Emergency Department
December 07, 2018 – 
Informing patients about what to look for with neutropenia can help keep them out of the emergency department (ED) so they can be treated in the clinic, instead, said Beth Wittmer, RN, OCN, manager of care management at Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute.
Dr Sibel Blau Outlines Changes to Her Practice to Prepare for OCM
December 06, 2018 – 
Years before the Oncology Care Model (OCM) was implemented, Northwest Medical Specialties started preparing by making changes to the personnel in the practice, explained Sibel Blau, MD, medical oncologist at Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC.
Allison Brennan Outlines Concerns With a Faster Move to Risk for ACOs
December 06, 2018 – 
Pushing accountable care organizations (ACOs) to take on risk faster will likely result in ACOs that aren’t ready just dropping out of the program and could impact participation in value-based care, said Allison Brennan, MPP, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Association of ACOs.
Dr Jeff White on Nonopioid Alternatives for Pain Management
December 05, 2018 – 
There are a number of nonopioid options, as well as nondrug options, for pain management, explained Jeff White, PharmD, MS, staff vice president, Anthem.
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