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Gabrielle Rocque, MD - University of Alabama

Carevive is honored to be mentioned in an article in the Journal of Oncology Practice authored by Gabrielle B. Rocque, MD of the University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, AL, and Austin Cadden of the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute, (MCI) Mobile, AL.

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is a payment model for physician practices administering chemotherapy to cancer patients. Under the OCM, practices enter into payment arrangements that include financial and performance accountability for episodes of care surrounding cancer chemotherapy administration, and have the opportunity to share in cost savings while improving care quality.

Both UAB and MCI chose to use Carevive to meet OCM treatment care plan and survivorship care plan requirements, after having identified prior to the start of OCM that the delivery of these care plans would be among the most challenging practice transformation efforts to meet. Oncology care teams share treatment and survivorship care plans with patients, caregivers, and other health care providers to help optimize patient engagement and coordination of care across the cancer continuum. These plans summarize the patient’s diagnosis, treatment(s), care team and accountabilities, intended goals of cancer therapy, potential adverse effects; and address the individual’s psychosocial and supportive care, practical concerns, and advance care planning needs. Treatment plans are provided when patients begin treatment, and survivorship care plans are provided when patients transition from active treatment to a post-acute period focused on surveillance and health promotion.

In the article, Rocque and Cadden discuss lessons learned from their early OCM implementation and how they leveraged Carevive to improve workflow and collaboration through patient care plan generation and delivery.

Read the entire article here.

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