Pivotal Distress Screening Adherence is a Key Cost Container

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

August 3, 2017 at 10:15 AM

It’s easy to overlook important information when a patient is first diagnosed — many factors could easily lead to hospital readmission after initial treatment. And for cancer patients, there is an especially high risk for distress-related comorbidities. While chronic pain is a common problem for survivors, addressing psychological factors also plays a large role in recovery. In fact, a recent study in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network shows that in a two-month period following screening for distress, adherence to screening protocols led to fewer emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

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Topics: CoC, operational metrics, Cancer Management, Screening, Patient Outcomes

Which Operational Reports Does a Cancer Center Need?

Posted by Katrina Clement

September 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Oncology Report
This is the second part of my series on the three categories of reports cancer centers should review on a monthly basis. The first post in the series focused on accreditation reporting and provided links to the standards to meet for five of the most important cancer center accreditations.  The final post in this series will review the financial reports every center should review.

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Topics: Katrina Clement, Cordata Health, operational metrics, Oncology Ontrack, Reporting/Analytics

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