Interviews

Maritza Gomez: Faith-Based Organizations Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Community Members
February 15, 2019 – 
Faith-based organizations teach members how to live a healthy lifestyle in ways that integrate with their faith, explained Maritza Gomez, program assistant for community engagement at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong Describes the Challenges of Funding and Replicating Proven Healthcare Models
February 14, 2019 – 
There are questions of hiring of staff, of leadership buy-in, of funding that all come into play when you are talking of how to scale a model beyond a single site, said Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong, director for national initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
Victor Murray on the Importance of Care Coordination in Treating Individuals With Complex Needs
February 12, 2019 – 
There are individuals who have a lot of needs and struggle to navigate different systems to get their needs met, and there are systems that don’t necessarily cooperate, partner, and collaborate in effective ways in order to address the needs of that cohort, said Victor Murray, director for care management initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong Details How the National Center Improves the Lives of Individuals Requiring Specific Care
February 05, 2019 – 
The National Center is a place where experts come together, share their learning, redesign systems of care and develop practices and tools to support those who need it most, said Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong, director for national initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
Dr Sibel Blau: Independent Physicians Need a Voice in Transition to Value-Based Care
January 31, 2019 – 
All providers, regardless of where they work have a role in the shift to value-based care, but independent physicians need to have a voice in the transition, said Sibel Blau, MD, medical oncologist at Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC.
Dr Elizabeth Griffiths Discusses Barriers to Genetic Testing in AML
January 30, 2019 – 
The biggest barrier to molecular profile testing right now is a financial one, explained Elizabeth Griffiths, MD, associate professor of oncology, department of medicine, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr Jeff Sharman on Using Precision Medicine to Treat CLL
January 24, 2019 – 
Jeff Sharman, MD, medical oncologist, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center; medical director, The US Oncology Network, explains how personalized medicine has changed the way physicians think about treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Dr Sibel Blau Discusses the Role of the Quality Cancer Care Alliance
January 20, 2019 – 
As the first clinically integrated oncology network, the Quality Cancer Care Alliance (QCCA) brings together the best practices and shares knowledge on value-based care, said Sibel Blau, MD, medical oncologist at Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC.
Dr Barbara McAneny on Crafting New APMs and Improving Partnerships Between Physicians and Payers
January 17, 2019 – 
There needs to be a more trusting partnership between physicians and CMS and other payers that physicians want to deliver the best care to patients at a lower cost, said Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the AMA.
Dr Elizabeth Griffiths on Biomarkers, Mutational Events That Drive Treatment Choice in AML
January 15, 2019 – 
Elizabeth Griffiths, MD, associate professor of oncology, department of medicine, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses which biomarkers and mutational events help determine if a patient would likely benefit from a traditional therapy or if they are more suitable for a clinical trial or upfront allogeneic transplantation.
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