Oncology

Innovations

Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics 03/07/14

The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Quality Incentive Program offers modest financial incentives to salaried physicians every 6 months based on their performance on three designated...

Safety-Net Hospital Enhances Access to Specialty Care by Immediately Notifying Surgical Oncologists About Patients With Imaging Results That Suggest Possible Gastrointestinal Malignancy 05/23/13

A county-owned safety-net provider, Parkland Hospital and Health System modified its electronic critical-results reporting system and related communication protocols and workflows so that the...

Community-Based Oncology Practice Redesigns Processes Based on Patient-Centered Medical Home Model To Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Costs 11/12/12

A community-based oncology practice (Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, PC) reengineered its care delivery processes using evidence-based frameworks, including the National Committee...

Telephone-Based Care Management With Automated Symptom Monitoring Reduces Pain and Depression in Cancer Patients 09/14/10

As part of the Indiana Cancer Pain and Depression (more commonly known as INCPAD) trial, 16 rural and urban oncology practices provided telephone-based care management and automated symptom...

Systematic Tracking and Analysis of Admissions for Chemotherapy Toxicity Inform Quality Improvement Efforts, Leading to Reduced Toxicity Risk 07/22/10

Practice and infusion nurses at North Shore Medical Center Cancer Center identify all patients treated at the center who are subsequently admitted to the hospital with a possible chemotherapy-...

QualityTools

Medal.org (Medical Algorithms) 10/26/11

Medal.org has compiled and manages the largest pool of algorithms and computational procedures for health care evaluation, treatment, and administration. This resource consists of more than 17,000 authentic algorithms and computational...

Prediction Tools 04/28/10

These tools are a set of computerized calculators to help patients and physicians decide among the major treatment choices for several cancers. The tools can be used to predict the chance of overall survival or cancer spread or assess risk for...

What If I Have a Spot on My Lung? Do I Have Cancer? Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This patient education guide provides information about the next steps after a pulmonary nodule has been detected.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Your lungs
  • What is a pulmonary nodule?
  • Who are all...
Frequently Asked Questions--Mammograms 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers common questions about mammograms. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is the best method of detecting breast cancer?
  • What is a mammogram?
  • Are there different types of mammograms?
  • How...
Ovarian Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about ovarian cancer prevention.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

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