Clinical Pathways in Oncology

Segment 14: The Future of Clinical Pathways
April 27, 2016 – 
Panel participants provide their perspectives on how they would like to see the field of oncology clinical pathways develop.
Segment 13: Place for Palliative Care in Clinical Pathways
April 27, 2016 – 
Panelists explain the need and the challenges with including principles of palliative care in oncology clinical pathways.
Segment 12: Patient Awareness About Clinical Pathways
April 27, 2016 – 
Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, shares findings from their recently published study in The American Journal of Managed Care, which showed that patients do not know they are being treated on predetermined pathways.
Segment 11: Can Clinical Pathways Restrict Patient Access?
April 27, 2016 – 
Neither Blase Polite, MD, MPP, not Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, believe that clinical pathways restrict patient access to care.
Segment 10: Can Clinical Pathways Be Personalized?
April 27, 2016 – 
According to Blase Polite, MD, MPP, pathways are well-designed to allow personalized medicine.
Segment 9: Ease of Integrating Pathways Based on Site of Care
April 27, 2016 – 
According to Blase Polite, MD, MPP, it is much harder for a cancer center to adapt care pathways than it is for a smaller clinic.
Segment 8: Pathways as a Means to Deliver High-Value Care
April 27, 2016 – 
Expanding the definition of "value" beyond cost, Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, emphasized that clinical pathways need more dynamic quality metrics that provide more than just a snapshot of a patient's performance.
Segment 7: How Flexible Are Oncology Care Pathways?
April 27, 2016 – 
Panelists discussed whether there is any flexibility woven into the process of developing a clinical pathway, especially if a patient does not respond to a particular therapy or if a clinician wants to include a new therapy that may be better fit.
Segment 6: Standardizing Clinical Pathways Across Health Plans
April 27, 2016 – 
While providers would be relieved of their administrative burden, standardizing care pathways across health plans may not be an easy task, Blase Polite, MD, MPP, explains.
Segment 5: Clinical Pathways - A Shared Decision-Making Tool?
April 27, 2016 – 
Have clinical pathways in oncology developed enough for providers and patients to use them as a shared decision-making tool? Panelists provide insight.
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