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Project Information

Project Information


Developing and Sustaining an Effective and Resilient Oncology Careforce: A Workshop


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee will plan and host a 1.5-day public workshop that will examine the impact of evolving trends in cancer incidence and care on the oncology careforce and consider opportunities to enhance patient care through improved development and support of the careforce. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include:

  • Factors in the oncology care setting that contribute to inefficiencies, clinician burnout, and reduced quality of care (e.g., EHRs, documentation and other regulatory requirements, and pre-authorizations), as well as potential systems interventions to address these issues.
  • Approaches to stratify and optimize care across the cancer care continuum (e.g., for new vs. returning patients on active treatment vs. survivorship care). 
  • The impact of new payment models, such as the CMS Oncology Care Model.
  • Approaches to improve the recruitment, training, mentorship, and retention of oncology care professionals.
  • Approaches to enhance cancer care competencies across the spectrum of non-oncology care providers, from physicians and advanced practice nurses to family caregivers.
  • Opportunities for collaboration and information-sharing among health care providers (e.g., physicians, nurses, home health care workers, and family caregivers) and across clinical specialties (e.g., oncology, primary care, cardiology, endocrinology) to identify best practices for careforce coordination and utilization.

      The committee will develop the agenda for the workshop sessions, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. A proceedings of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.




 

Status: Current

PIN: HMD-HCS-18-07

RSO: Balogh, Erin

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Board on Health Care Services

Topic(s):

Health and Medicine
Industry and Labor



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership


Lisa K. Sheldon - (Co-Chair)
Lawrence N. Shulman - (Co-Chair)
Amy P. Abernethy
Edward J. Benz, Jr.
Robert W. Carlson
Clese Erikson
Stanton L. Gerson
Lori Hoffman Hogg
Ruth E. Nemire
Randall A. Oyer
David A. Siegel
Virginia L. Valentin
Robert A. Winn

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
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Description :   

Rapid advances in cancer research, new technological innovations, the expanding clinical evidence base, and changing demographics are all transforming the landscape of cancer care. As the US population ages, more people are being diagnosed with cancer, but the mortality rate is declining and thus the population of long-term cancer survivors is growing. Advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment, including the growth in precision oncology therapies, have improved outcomes for patients with cancer, but have also increased the complexity of cancer care. Reflecting this complexity, the delivery of high-quality care is dependent on effective teamwork, transparency, and collaboration among health care professionals, patients, and their families.

Given these trends, there is a need to ensure the availability of an effective and well-coordinated oncology careforce that can provide high-quality care to people diagnosed with cancer. The oncology careforce includes the spectrum of health care professionals taking care of patients with cancer (e.g., physicians, nurses, and other clinicians), as well as home care workers, volunteers, and family caregivers. 

This National Cancer Policy Forum workshop will provide a venue for the cancer community to examine the impact of evolving trends in cancer incidence and care on the oncology careforce. A primary goal of the workshop is to consider opportunities to enhance the delivery of high-quality patient care by improving the development and support of the oncology careforce. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include:

  • Factors in the oncology care setting that contribute to inefficiencies, clinician burnout, and reduced quality of care, as well as potential systems interventions to address these issues.
  • Approaches to stratify and optimize care across the cancer care continuum.
  • The impact of new payment models.
  • Strategies to improve the recruitment, training, mentorship, and retention of oncology care professionals.
  • Approaches to enhance cancer care competencies across the spectrum of non-oncology care providers, from physicians and advanced practice nurses to family caregivers.
  • Opportunities for collaboration and information-sharing among health care providers and across clinical specialties to identify best practices for careforce coordination and utilization.

The National Cancer Policy Forum is collaborating with the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education to conduct this workshop.





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