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Institute for Cancer Care Innovation

A collaborative effort among physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers and administrators that focuses on innovative approaches to constantly improving the value of MD Anderson cancer care.

Who We Are

The Institute for Cancer Care Innovation studies new and existing models of cancer care delivery and reimbursement. ICCI has based its programs around the principles of value-based health care delivery that focuses on the outcomes and costs of care. ICCI, formerly known as the Institute for Cancer Care Excellence, was created in 2008 to demonstrate the value of MD Anderson's research driven multidisciplinary care and has been at the forefront of cancer care nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches to measuring of the value of our cancer care delivery system.
With programs designed to measure the outcomes and costs of the care we provide, ICCI provides essential strategies for maintaining our cancer center’s preeminent position as the nation's No.1 provider of cancer care in the United States.

Key Initiatives

  • Evaluating which value-based outcomes are most important to cancer patients and identifying which outcomes measures are significant for patients and providers
  • Using TDABC and new costing methodologies to better assess value at MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Creating bundled payments for major disease types in order to meet a changing health care reimbursement landscape
  • Fostering the better use of electronic medical records and electronic health records for both patients and providers
  • Integrating more useful and comprehensive electronic medical and health data into cancer care
  • Working toward incorporating technology into patient experiences to provide better communication between patients and their families and providers

Contact Us

For inquiries regarding the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation or the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program please contact:

Minh Mosley
Administrative Manager, Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe, Unit 415
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-792-6915

For inquiries on the Institute's projects and consultations please contact:

Alexis B. Guzman, MBA
Project Consultant, Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe, Unit 415
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-792-5095


Value in Health Care

ICCI builds on work by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter and his work to promote value-based health care in the US health care system. By leveraging the experience of both internal and external experts, ICCI is forging a new path toward more patient-centeredness.

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More of Dr. Thomas Feeley's Publications available here.

Recent News

  • Dr. Feeley interviewed for NY Times article
    (September 2015) Dr. Feeley is featured in a NY Times article titled, What Are a Hospital’s Costs? Utah System is Trying to Learn”.
  • Dr. Thomas Feeley Participates in New England Journal of Medicine Panel
    (June 2015) Register at NEJM to view a video of the panel, "Negotiating on Value Instead of Fee for Service: When Should You Take the Leap?"
  • Dr. Feeley featured in a HBS Working Knowledge article
    (April 2015) Dr. Feeley discusses bundled care, the value-based agenda, measuring outcomes, and the challenges being faced in Cancer Care in "The Slow, Steady Battle to Fix Cancer Care", a HBS Working Knowledge article.
  • TMC Value-Based Health Care Delivery Course
    (March 2010) In collaboration with Rice University, Harvard University, and TMC, the Value-Based Health Care Delivery Course led by Professor Porter returned to the Texas Medical Center on May 6th and 7th at Rice University's Jones School of Business. For more information and course registration, please contact Katelyn Orenchuk.
  • MD Anderson, UnitedHealthcare Launch New Cancer Care Payment Model
    (December 2014)View the jointly-issued press release.
  • Dr. Feeley teaches at VMHC course
    (December 2014) Dr. Feeley presented a case study about "Implementation of TDABC at MD Anderson" at the Harvard Business School Value Measurement Health Care course.
  • Dr. Feeley presents at Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference
    (December 2014) Dr. Feeley spoke on "The Implications of Health Reform on Cancer Care" at the 14th Annual Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference, sponsored by the Kelsey Research Foundation for Medical Research & Education.
  • Dr. Feeley featured in Future Oncology 
    (October 2014) Dr. Feeley is featured in an article interview with Future Oncology, "Improving the Quality of Cancer Care in America".
  • Dr. Feeley discusses patient portals
    (August 2014) Dr. Feeley discusses the importance of patient portals with the Oncology Times. "Patient Portals: Use Increasing, along with Push to Reduce Problems."
  • HBS Appointment
    (July 2014) Dr. Feeley was jointly appointed to the faculty of Harvard Business School as a Senior Fellow. Feeley will be working with the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness led by Professor Michael Porter. Dr. Feeley will be engaged in research and education on the principles of value-based health care, integrating the work of MD Anderson's Institute for Cancer Care Innovation with the work of Professor Porter's health care team. Specifically, he will look at new ways of assessing measurement of outcomes, measurement of costs and new reimbursement models with an emphasis on information technology solutions. He will also be engaged in the educational activities of the Harvard Business School through their MBA and executive education programs in health care. His responsibilities at MD Anderson are unchanged, he continues as Division Head and Head of the Institute for Cancer Care Innovation.
  • Feeley presents at THA Annual Conference
    (February 2014) Dr. Feeley presented "Value Based Health Care: A Strategy for Health Care Reform" at the 2014 THA Annual Conference and Expo.
  • Providers Look to Cut Waste with Detailed Cost Tracking
    (February 2014) M.D. Anderson Cancer Center along with other top hospitals have embraced a process, advanced by two Harvard Business School professors. Read More in Searching for the True Cost of Health Care by the Wall Street Journal.
  • HBS details history with ICCI, MD Anderson
    (February 2014) Read more about MD Anderson Cancer Center's history with the Harvard Business School and how ICCI is using time-driven activity-based costing to focus on value for patients in "Prescription: Measure Health Care's Real Costs," part of the story "Curing Health Care" from HBS.