publication date: Oct. 20, 2017

Conversation with the Cancer Letter UPMC’s Ferris: “Now there are more system-wide pressures to make a budget and to monitor quality”

Robert Ferris

Director of the University of Pittsburgh UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

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It may not be possible to point to definitive causes of the turnover in the executive offices of top academic cancer centers. However, the job of a center director is changing, said Robert Ferris, director of the University of Pittsburgh UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

“I think it is multifactorial, but I do think that there could be an undercurrent to it that’s maybe stimulating or catalyzing a little bit, that the job is shifting,” Ferris said.

As cancer centers take on responsibilities for treating expanding populations, opportunities to make a difference increase.

“I see it as an opportunity for patients, for revenue, for stability of the system, to have consolidations and have all of these network sites,” Ferris said. “It means the 2 percent margin on the health system is 2 percent of a much bigger number, and if we can put our minds to it and use the network, our trial enrollment … Continue reading UPMC’s Ferris: “Now there are more system-wide pressures to make a budget and to monitor quality”

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