Interviews

Dr Sibel Blau Discusses Technology Challenges and Data Sharing
January 12, 2019 – 
The electronic medical record (EMR) can be burdensome but having a good value-based care team collecting data can help, said Sibel Blau, MD, medical oncologist at Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC.
Dr Brian Koffman: It Is Critical That Patients Educate Themselves and Leverage Their Advantages
January 05, 2019 – 
As a physician, Brian Koffman, MDCM, DCFP, DABFM, MS Ed, medical director, CLL Society, was able to leverage his medical and scientific knowledge during treatment for his chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and he encourages other patients to educate themselves on their illnesses in order to receive the best care.
Allison Brennan: Compared With Other Models, ACOs Show Increasingly Positive Results
January 04, 2019 – 
With a number of difference payment programs being tested, it’s important to have a sophisticated evaluation of these programs to really understand their impact on quality and cost, said Allison Brennan, MPP, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Association of ACOs.
Dr Elizabeth Griffiths Outlines Recent Approvals in AML
January 04, 2019 – 
Elizabeth Griffiths, MD, associate professor of oncology, department of medicine, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses recent approvals for acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Dr Alison Moskowitz on Treatments More Likely to Cause Neutropenia in Hodgkin Lymphoma
January 02, 2019 – 
While all treatment regimens for Hodgkin lymphoma can cause neutropenia, the degree and the chance of neutropenic fever varies, explained Alison J. Moskowitz, MD, medical oncologist, clinical director, lymphoma inpatient unit, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr Sibel Blau Explains What the Results of OCM Have Shown
December 31, 2018 – 
Results from the first 2 performance periods of the Oncology Care Model (OCM) highlighted areas where Northwest Medical Specialties was doing well and areas it could improve, said Sibel Blau, MD, medical oncologist at Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC.
 
Dr Barbara McAneny: It Is Crucial Community Oncology Practices Be Allowed to Thrive
December 30, 2018 – 
With the low cost and high quality of community oncology practices and 40% of Americans living in rural areas, the country needs to preserve and allow community practices to thrive, said Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the American Medical Association and CEO of the New Mexico Cancer Center.
Dr Lalan Wilfong on Texas Oncology's Experience With the OCM
December 29, 2018 – 
The Oncology Care Model (OCM) has been challenging for Texas Oncology as it has for all practices, said Lalan Wilfong, MD, executive vice president of Quality Programs at Texas Oncology.
Dr Alison Moskowitz Discusses Survival Disparities in Hodgkin Lymphoma
December 28, 2018 – 
Patients who are over 60 with Hodgkin lymphoma have much lower survival rates than patients who are under 60, explained Alison J. Moskowitz, MD, medical oncologist, clinical director, lymphoma inpatient unit, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr Elizabeth Stringer on Using Opioids in the Correct Population
December 28, 2018 – 
Opioids can be effective in the right population, but there needs to be greater awareness among providers and health plans on which patients are not appropriate to start on opioids, said Elizabeth Stringer, PhD, chief science and clinical officer of axialHealthcare.
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