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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


Australia Value-Based Healthcare Workshops


On October 11-21, Dr. Feeley was invited to lead Value Based Healthcare Workshops in Australia for the Cancer Institute NSW in Sydney and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. He was also the keynote speaker at the 2015 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference and featured in an Australian Broadcasting Corporation interview with Dr. Norman Swan. Please find below Dr. Feeley's presentation from the conference, documents pertaining to the workshops, and other relevant links.

2015 Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference Presentation

Transforming Medicine Through Value-Based Healthcare

Workshop Presentations

 Value-Based Healthcare Course Introduction

Overview of Value-Based Healthcare

Outcomes Measurement

Time-Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC)

Bundled Payment

   Other Related Links

Interview with Australia Broadcasting Corporation

ICHOM presents Value-Based Healthcare at Work


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
1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1415
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
1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1415
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 by the Oncology Times
    (November 2015) Dr. Feeley shares with the Oncology Times the one-payment-per-year pilot that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UnitedHealthcare announced last year.
  • Dr. Feeley interviewed by the Australia Broadcasting Corporation
    (October 2015) Dr. Feeley was interviewed by ABC while in Australia to conduct a series of workshops for Value-Based Healthcare Measurement.
  • Congratulations to The TDABC Software Team!
    (October 2015) The Time-Driven Activity Based Costing Team won the prestigious Oracle Excellence Award.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Feeley interviewed by Houston Public Media News 88.7
    (February 2015) Dr. Feeley describes how bundle payments differ from traditional payments and how MD Anderson experiments with 'bundled' payment for Cancer Care, to Houston Public Media.
  • New Pilot Program Bundles Cancer Care Payment
    (January 2015) Dr. Feeley was interviewed by to discuss the recent developments in healthcare payments. MD Anderson and United Healthcare have launched a new pilot program for bundled cancer care payments.
  • 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 University of Texas Dell Medical School
    (September 2015) Dr. Feeley joined Professor Michael Porter and UT Dell's chair of surgery Dr. Kevin Bozic to teach a one day course of  "Value Based Healthcare" to 90 leaders of America's newest medical school along with leading members of Austin's healthcare community.
  • 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 is jointly appointed to the faculty of Harvard Business School as a Senior Fellow. Working in the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness led by Professor Michael Porter, Dr. Feeley engages 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. His specific foci are measuring outcomes and costs and the value of new reimbursement models with an emphasis on information technology solutions. He also engages in the educational activities of the Harvard Business School through their MBA and Executive Education programs in health care. At MD Anderson he continues to serve as the Helen Shafer Fly Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology, Professor of Health Services Research, 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.