Association of Community Cancer Centers Releases White Paper on Challenges and Opportunities for Delivery of Patient-Centered Care

ROCKVILLE, sale MD. – Effective delivery of patient-centered care is essential to meet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim – improved patient experience, improved outcomes, and reduced costs. As the U.S. healthcare system shifts from volume to value-based reimbursement, many new payment models incorporate patient satisfaction and/or patient experience measures when determining overall compensation.

To better define what patient-centered care means in oncology, as well as to identify barriers and the potential way forward, 20 leaders in community oncology convened for the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) fourth annual Institute for the Future of Oncology Forum. Through the forum discussion, participants identified key elements needed to deliver true patient-centered cancer care. These are presented in a new ACCC white paper, “Empowering Patients, Engaging Providers: The Future of Patient-Centered Care in Oncology.”

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