publication date: Mar. 29, 2019
Conversation with The Cancer Letter
Lee Schwartzberg tells us how three practices banded together to adapt to today’s cancer care and data revolution
Chief medical officer, OneOncology
Community oncology needs to adapt to the era of precision oncology and Big Data, said Lee Schwartzberg, executive director of Memphis-based West Cancer Center, who was recently named chief medical officer of OneOncology, a partnership between three oncology practices located in Tennessee and New York.
“This creates a complexity issue in providing optimal care, which can be difficult to manage at a community oncology level,” Schwartzberg said. “A good part of what I plan to do is to help develop the tools and resources to allow practitioners—whether they subspecialize like at West or if they are generalists at a small community practice to provide the highest-level care beyond what is available now.
OneOncology, a partnership between three community practices—Tennessee Oncology, New York Cancer and Blood, and West Cancer Center—connects 255 providers that treat over 150,000 patients per year. The hospitals also share a technology platform: Flatiron Health’s OncoCloud.
“We just got started with the three founding members; we plan to add about five additional practices in 2019. Our goal by 2021 is to have approximately a thousand providers in the network,” Schwartzberg said. “But I want to emphasize that we’re looking at quality over quantity, we want the best practices in any given … Continue reading Lee Schwartzberg tells us how three practices banded together to adapt to today’s cancer care and data revolution
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