Dana-Farber Pathways: Innovation in Oncology Care Delivery

As the complexity and cost of cancer care increases, there is an urgent need to support and track clinical decision making, reduce unwarranted variation in patient care and optimize resource utilization. Through the development of evidence- and consensus-based, disease specific, dynamic clinical pathways (DCPs), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been able to leverage the expertise of clinicians and access to clinical trials in community-based clinical practice, where the majority of cancer care is delivered. Based on efficacy, toxicity and cost, pathways define a single preferred treatment for a given cancer diagnosis.

As the complexity and cost of cancer care increases, there is an urgent need to support and track clinical decision making, reduce unwarranted variation in patient care and optimize resource utilization. Through the development of evidence- and consensus-based, disease specific, dynamic clinical pathways (DCPs), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been able to leverage the expertise of clinicians and access to clinical trials in community-based clinical practice, where the majority of cancer care is delivered. Based on efficacy, toxicity and cost, pathways define a single preferred treatment for a given cancer diagnosis.

Related Resources

Advocacy Webinar Recording
Public
All AHA webinars are free of charge but require advance registration. AHA does not offer continuing education credits for its webinars. They are always 60…
Advocacy Webinar Recording
Public
Communities around the country are experiencing challenges in preventing substance use. For some communities prescription drugs and heroin are the major…
Case Studies
Public
After recognizing asthma as a major condition for many patients in the emergency department, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital partnered with Hudson Valley Asthma…
Advocacy Webinar Recording
Public
Increasingly, hospitals and health systems are forming partnerships to attain the new and demanding capabilities required to manage population health under…
Case Studies
Public
The Community Health Network (CHN) targets the socioeconomic determinants of health that are not typically addressed in a health care system. The program…
Case Studies
Public
Demand for Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC) accelerated after it started in 1994 as a mobile medical van in a church parking lot. BNHC is a nonprofit…