Many clinicians have terrific ideas for improving the quality and cost of health care, but often don’t know how to navigate the often baffling landscape of payment and delivery reform options. To address this need in clear, practical terms, we are pleased to announce the second MEDTalk event in the “Merkin Series on Innovations in Care Delivery.” The series is designed to support clinicians and policymakers who’ve always wondered how delivery reform occurs, but didn’t know where to begin.
Our second case focused on the work of leaders from the New Mexico Cancer Center (NMCC), and their efforts to "Reinvent Patient-Centered Cancer Care." The event featured several brief “TED-style” talks that considered the challenges of delivering oncology care, while enhancing patient experience, improving coordination of care, and reducing costs. The agenda included firsthand experiences from patients, payers, policymakers, and NMCC's clinical leadership who explores sustainable improvement strategies, and the financial mechanisms available to encourage innovations in oncology.