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- Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
The Institute for Cancer Care Innovation focuses on the principles of value-based health care delivery by implementing outcome measurement, measuring the cost of cancer care, and enabling programs that increase the value of care delivery.
Assist institutional providers and programs to develop and implement innovative value-based cancer care programs.
Enhanced Recovery Programs
Value of Care Analysis
Patient and Provider Outcome Development
Value-Based Care Education
MD Anderson Tumor Registry
The mission of MD Anderson’s Tumor Registry is to contribute to the knowledge of patient care, research and prevention through the collection of complete, accurate and timely data, and by ongoing follow-up of our cancer patients.
Clinical Effectiveness Department
The Clinical Effectiveness department’s mission is to develop, implement, maintain, support and evaluate evidence-based patient care management tools intended to enhance the delivery of safe, effective, and consistent health care across the care continuum.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Patient Experience and Frontline Screening Staff
Coronavirus (COVID‐19): Patient experience—Administrative services on the frontline during crisis
Dr. Thomas Aloia participated as a member of The National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Sets and Measurement Systems Technical Expert Panel (TEP) that refined the framework for designing and assessing measure sets and measurement systems. The final report, Measure Sets and Measurement Systems: Multistakeholder Guidance for Design and Evaluation, was published July, 2020, and is now available for you to amplify this important message.
Measure Sets and Measurement Systems: Multistakeholder Guidance for Design and Evaluation
American Cancer Society Journal features article published by Kelly Merriman, Ph.D., Director of Tumor Registry at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Long‐term survival among 5‐year survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer
COVID vs Cancer: Impact on Head and Neck Oncology
Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Patient Experience - Administrative services on the frontline during crisis
A “Year in Review” of the Enhanced Recovery Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Enhanced Recovery Program FY19 Annual Report
Surgical Endoscopy Features New Article Published by Thomas Aloia, M.D.
Public Reporting and Transparency: A Primer on Public Outcomes Reporting
Facilitation of Surgical Innovation: Is It Possible to Speed the Introduction of New Technology While Simultaneously Improving Patient Safety?
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Time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) can help identify inefficiencies in processes of cancer care delivery. Read how in this article featured in the Journal of Oncology Practice (with contributions from ICCI's Iris Recinos)
Continuous Quality Improvement Measured With Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing in an Outpatient Cancer Surgery Center
Clinical Value Updates Related to Quality, Outcomes, and Safety
Developing Minimally Invasive Procedure Quality Metrics: One Step at a Time
MD Anderson received national recognition for its National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
All patient-reported outcome EHR survey build requests should be submitted to the Patient Survey Governance Committee for review.
Submit Clinical PRO Survey Request
Read an NEJM Catalyst article about how MD Anderson employs its EHR system to add value to patient care (with article contributions from ICCI's Iris Recinos)
Using a New EHR System to Increase Patient Engagement, Improve Efficiency, and Decrease Cost
Thomas Aloia, M.D. and Vijaya Gottumukkala, M.D. discuss the importance of “ team and value-based “ perioperative care to bend acute care cost curve, perioperative care strategies to promote accelerated/enhanced functional recovery
Perioperative Care and Enhanced Surgical Recovery Program
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
What Is “Enhanced Recovery,” and How Can I Do It?
Dr. Ronald Walters Named New Board Chair for National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Vijaya Gottumukkala, M.D. named Institute for Cancer Care Innovation Associate Head
The Institute for Cancer Care Innovation (ICCI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vijaya Gottumukkala, M.D., as an Associate Head of our institute effective January 1, 2019.
Dr. Gottumukkala has continuously provided insight to ICCI's value-based care initiatives and has served as co-lead to the Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) at MD Anderson from its inception. He helped develop the first ERP initiatives that paved the way for the 17 ERP programs to be implemented at MD Anderson to date. His unwavering commitment to patient-centric, recovery-focused care plans positively impacts patients' ability to return to further treatment, if needed.
We congratulate and welcome Dr. Gottumukkala as a member of the ICCI leadership.
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