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 schwartzberg-md

Lee Schwartzberg

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.

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