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Jul 9

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MEDTalk: Reinventing Patient-Centered Cancer Care

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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.

Event Agenda

  • 10:30 - 10:35


  • 10:35 - 10:45

    A Day in the Life: The Patient Experience

    • Andrene Taylor

      Cancer Survivor and Executive Director


  • 10:45 - 11:00

    The Future of Oncology: Drugs, Genetic Testing and Personalized Medicine

    • Richard Schilsky

      Chief Medical Officer

      American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • 11:00 - 11:15

    Challenge Accepted: Delivery of Cancer Care in a Triple Aim World

    • William Nelson

      Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

      Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • 11:15 - 11:25

    New Oncology Payment Models: What We're Learning

    • Patrick Conway

      Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality; Chief Medical Officer

      Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • 11:25 - 11:35

    Supporting Care While Reducing Costs: What is Possible?

    • Brian B. Kiss

      Senior Medical Director, Network Programs

      Florida Blue

  • 11:35 - 11:50

    The New Mexico Experience: Aligning Clinical Redesign and Payment Reform

    • Barbara McAneny


      New Mexico Cancer Center

  • 11:50 - 12:05

    Sustaining Improvements in Patient-Centered Cancer Care

    • Laura Stevens

      Program Director

      Innovative Oncology Business Solutions

  • 12:05 - 12:15

    Lessons Learned and the Path Forward

  • 12:15 - 12:30

    Question & Answer Session


July 9, 2014

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Brookings Institution

Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW


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