Carolyn Starrett Emphasizes the Importance of Collaboration Among Community Oncologists

October 28, 2019

Carolyn Starrett, senior vice president, Provider Solutions, Flatiron Health, discusses the importance of community oncologists collaborating and learning from each other to identify best practices.

Carolyn Starrett, senior vice president, Provider Solutions, Flatiron Health, discusses the importance of community oncologists collaborating and learning from each other to identify best practices.

Transcript

How important is it for community oncologists to collaborate and learn from each other and identify best practices?

We think that’s the most important thing, honestly. The reason we invest so heavily in this event [OncoCloud] every year is that we can only do so much in our offices in New York. That’s not what matters; what matters is the feedback we’re hearing from all our customers, from all the clinicians, from all the operators, from all the researchers who are out there treating patients everyday.

We really see the top goal of this event is about bringing those people together with our team, fostering the collaboration, fostering the conversations, learning about these best practices, learning what each practice is doing, so that we can spread that knowledge and help rise the tide for everyone.

This is a big investment for us; we’re still a relatively small company, but we think it pays off in spades. Every year I come I’m just consistently impressed by how many really cool conversations, new connections, new stories, new insights I learn from talking with all of our customers and practices.