Over a period of five years, Oncology Solutions was engaged with a regional southeastern hospital to develop seven disease-specific CPGs in the following disease sites: Colorectal, Thoracic, Head & Neck, Skin & Soft Tissue, Hepatobiliary, Breast, and Gynecologic Malignancies. During this time, the hospital also underwent two strategic alignments with a radiation therapy center and a local hospital, ultimately recognizing that delivering value in cancer care relies on disease site–specific care design, clinical standardization, and a team-based approach to caring for the patient.
The seven teams were tasked with standardization and process improvement activities throughout the continuum of care and met on a monthly basis. Meetings were facilitated by Oncology Solutions but were physician-driven to ensure physician and support staff buy-in. Teams consisted of a broad coalition of stakeholders including both aligned and non-aligned physicians, specialists when appropriate, and a wide array of administrative leadership and other allied health professionals.