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Open Minds in Diverse Industries Continue to Improve Cancer Care


IP Blog | Dave Melin | July 27, 2016

clinical pathways doctorIn this week’s Clinical Pathway Blog, we share articles that show a unified (and global) response to the Cancer Moonshot, how IT is helping to treat cancer, and improvements in access to cancer health insurance coverage and treatment.

OPeN, a Data-Sharing Initiative, Announced Ahead of the Cancer Moonshot Summit

This article from AJMC.com expands on the OPeN network which includes 79 hospitals and 800 clinics in 11 states, and is expected to impact 50,000 new cancer cases annually.

Paying to Make Health IT Meaningful: A Discussion at the NCCN Policy Summit

“Clinical pathways involve a design component and then there’s compliance. They are both distinct. We have capabilities to generate and share reports on compliance with payers,” – Marcus Neubauer, MD, McKesson Specialty Health

ASCO Issues New Guidelines Regarding Health Care Access for Patients With Invasive Cervical Cancer

Linus Chuang, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York, notes in this article, “This guideline provides alternative options in settings where ideal treatment regimens are not available”.

Insurance Coverage and Clinical Trials

This article from the National Cancer Institute outlines what Federal Law requires in respect to health insurance coverage for patients entering clinical trials.

News digest – joining Joe Biden’s ‘moonshot’, skin cancer stats, e-cigarettes and… liquid aspirin?

This is an engaging blog from our neighbors across the pond: Cancer Research UK

The articles above are from our dedicated Oncology Clinical Pathways e-magazine. Follow us on Flipboard or Twitter, or just watch for the links to this and our other magazines in our regular weekly BioBlog emails.


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