OncBlog

OncBlog

This is the collection of OncBlog posts.

The OCM: Ten Strategies for Hospitals

The OCM; Hospitals & Physician Practices: Economic Control & Incentives Is the Shoe on the Other Foot? Ten Strategies for Hospitals August 1, 2015 Wes Chapman   Introduction – The long-suffering physician practice vs. the dominant hospital Medical oncology has…

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Oncology Care Model, Strategic Opportunities & Imperatives

Medicare’s New Oncology Care Model (OCM) Strategic Opportunities and Imperatives Wes Chapman June 3, 2015   Introduction On February 12th of 2015, Medicare (CMS) introduced a new integrated payment and quality model for oncology care in the US for Medicare…

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Training & Certification for Oncology Medical Homes

Building the Oncology Medical Home Trainings and Certifications February 21, 2015 Wes Chapman, Aaron Lyss, Gina Todisco, Carolyn Craig Building a Medical Home: It takes a trained team Our team set out just over a year ago to build a…

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Using PSOs in Oncology Pathway Systems

Making Medical Oncology Pathways Work for Patients, Providers and Payers Using the PSO Structure to Benefit all Parties Finding the Unicorn – Making Order from Chaos Wes Chapman & Aaron Lyss December 6, 2014 In our September blog regarding medical…

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Considering the Ebola Outbreak in Haddon’s Matrix and Reason’s Swiss Cheese Model

On the Escape of Tigers & Other Public Health Hazards Considering the Ebola Outbreak in Haddon’s Matrix and Reason’s Swiss Cheese Model   October 16, 2014 Wes Chapman Preface: In 1970, Dr. William Haddon wrote a brilliant editorial that changed…

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Converting an Academic Medical Center to NIAHO/ISO 9001: CAMC Case Study

  Converting an Academic Medical Center to NIAHO/ISO 9001 Dr. Glen Crotty, Vicky Grate & Wes Chapman September 29th, 2014 This is the first in a series looking at the motivations, methods and outcomes from our efforts at Charleston Area…

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How Payers are Getting Pathways all wrong in Medical Oncology

Payers, Pathways & Unicorns How Payers are Getting Pathways all wrong in Medical Oncology Dr. Jeff Patton, Wes Chapman, Aaron Lyss September 21, 2014   Unicorns: everyone knows what they look like, but nobody has ever seen one We are…

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System Requirements for Value Based Oncology Care

System Requirements for Value Based Oncology Care Steep Turns – A Lean Approach September 7, 2014 David Scrugham, Wes Chapman, Aaron Lyss & Gina McKinney   Preface: In “THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF ONCOLOGY ACO’S – INVERTED INCENTIVES & INVERTED…

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Using Corrective & Preventive Actions to Measure & Mitigate Risk

   Risk Reduction Using Corrective/Preventive Actions in ISO 9001 A Common Sense Guide for Hospitals Using NIAHO/ISO 9001 A Measurement Strategy Wes Chapman June 22, 2014       Risk Reduction via the CAPA System This is the third in…

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The Evolving Concept of Value in Oncology Care

The Concept of Value in Oncology Care An Historical Perspective June 15, 2014 Wes Chapman   Preface: This article examines what is meant when payers and regulators talk about “value” in clinical care delivery, and how it applies specifically to…

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