Alex Bastian Strives to Define Value in Care Better

In order to reign in high costs of care in oncology, the healthcare community needs to be able to define value better, according to Alex Bastian, MBA, senior vice president at GfK.

In order to reign in high costs of care in oncology, the healthcare community needs to be able to define value better, according to Alex Bastian, MBA, senior vice president at GfK.

He is looking at initiatives like Choosing Wisely and the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s value task force to help providers more rationally use resources. And, he added, it is critical to include patients.

“I think the patient’s voice also needs to come out more clearly,” Mr Bastian said. “As the patient gets more involved, they need to articulate what value looks like.”