OncBlog

OncBlog

This is the collection of OncBlog posts.

The Power from the Combination of ISO, Lean & Six Sigma – A Case Study in Healthcare

Quality System Consolidation in Healthcare   The Power from the Combination of ISO, Lean & Six Sigma   August 18, 2013 Wes Chapman   Introduction   I took over as CEO of Medical Media Systems, Inc. in 2000 in a…

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A Critical Quality Consideration – Which Oncology Clinical Certifications Matter?

Promoting Quality to Improve Outcomes and Cut Costs Which Oncology Clinical Certifications Matter? By Wes Chapman May 23, 2013 Summary Professional medical societies have certification programs which certify the medical practices at certain locations as being “certified” for practicing the…

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CMS & ISO 9001 – The Impulse Toward Quality in Healthcare

CMS and ISO 9001 The Impulse Toward Quality in Healthcare By Wes Chapman, Steve Maker, and Mario Martinez • April, 2013 Preface This is the first of two white papers on ISO 9001 in healthcare. This paper provides a historical…

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The Brave New World of Oncology ACO’s – Inverted Incentives & Inverted IT System Requirements

The Brave New World of Oncology ACO’s Inverted Incentives & Inverted IT System Requirements January 15, 2013 Wes Chapman & Steve Maker             Are your oncology IT systems rated for Inverted Flight? Reality came crashing…

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Palliative Medicine and Patient Involvement:The Heart of Patient-Centric Care

Palliative Medicine and Patient Involvement:The Heart of Patient-Centric Care By Wes Chapman, Mike Choukas, Charles Hutchinson PhD, and Steve Maker November, 2012 Preface This is the final white paper on treatment issues in a series addressing quality improvement and patient…

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Transitioning to Value Based Oncology: Strategies to Survive & Thrive

I spoke last week at the 2012 Cancer Center Business Summit.  Click on the link for the PowerPoint Slides given at the Summit: Cancer Business Summit v6. All the Best, Wes

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Opportunities in Healthcare M&A – a Structural and Data Driven Revolution

Opportunities in Healthcare M&A The FTC and the Alphabet Soup Antidote – An Information Driven Structural Revolution October 15, 2012 Wes Chapman My friend Pete is a senior player in a major regional academic medical center, and a terrific raconteur.…

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Patient Reported Outcomes – Choosing Appropriate Metrics from a Still-Evolving Toolset

Patient Reported Outcomes Choosing Appropriate Metrics from a Still-Evolving Toolset By Wes Chapman, Mike Choukas, Charles Hutchinson PhD, Steve Maker, Mario Martinez Purpose This paper defines a set of criteria for choosing Patient Reported Outcome metrics for use in oncology,…

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Oncology Pathways and Metrics: A Taxonomy of Leading Oncology Organizations

Oncology Pathways and Metrics: A Taxonomy of Leading Oncology Organizations By Wes Chapman, Steve Maker, and Mario Martinez Purpose This paper is a short catalog of organizations that we believe are the most significant clearinghouses of clinical pathways and quality…

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Perverse Incentives, Clumsy Laws, and the Value/Volume & RVU Conundrum in Medical Quality

By Wes Chapman; Charles Hutchinson, PhD; & Michael Choukas, MBA Preface This is the second of four articles regarding quality issues in the delivery of clinical healthcare. The first looked at the popular methods for quality improvement in healthcare, and…

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