Value-Based Care

Clinical pathway development needs to better take into account the patient perspective of cancer care, according to Alan Balch, PhD, in a presentation at the Clinical Pathways Congress.
The National Quality Forum has partnered with PatientsLikeMe to evaluate a novel approach of using online patient-reported data to guide the development and refinement of patient-reported outcome performance measures.
Clinical pathway implementation and adaptation requires proper leadership and appreciation of the nuances of organizations and patient populations, according to Aymen Elfiky, MD.
Multiple areas have been identified where oncology value frameworks can be revised in order to increase their utility to payers.
Clinical pathways are likely to serve as a valuable tool in the transition to a value-based system of care and may also serve as potential leverage in policy regarding delivery reform, according to Robin Zon, MD.