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MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

To provide high quality, cost-effective health care that delivers the best value to the people we serve in a spiritual environment of caring in association with internationally recognized teaching and research.

LOCATION(S):

Houston Methodist Hospital Texas Medical Center

PRACTICE DETAILS:

12 Physicians: Medical oncology, breast oncologist and hematologists.

5 medical oncologist on their oral chemotherapy

QUALIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:

Practice site is QOPI accredited.

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/BRIEF BIO:

 

DISPENSING TYPE:

None, all orders for PO chemotherapy are sent out to specialty pharmacy

SERVICES PROVIDED:

IV chemo, radiation, BMT

WHY DID YOU JOIN NCODA? 

I joined NCODA due to involvement in oral chemotherapy in my practice.

HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

I looked up the NCODA online and the benefits of membership were remarkable.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

Through HOPA conference 2018. I visited the OCE table and I have been using the sheets in my practice since then. I really didn’t take a closer look at the organization until this year.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU?

Continued involvement in the organization and engagement with key-stakeholders

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH NCODA?

Continued involvement with OCE team, attendance of conferences, speaking at conferences, NCODA APPE rotation at Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and health sciences (fall 2020/spring 2021) as well as NCODA student organization (fall 2020/spring 2021)

WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACE NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE OF ONCOLOGY? 

  • Keeping up with the changes in practice and use of medications, new indications, biosimilars etc.
  • Continuous integration with all key stakeholders: Payers, Nursing, physicians, patients
  • Advocacy for policy changes that will decrease health disparity for patients on oral chemotherapy
  • Leveraging on our strength as a community
  • Sharing grant writing resources and collaboration

 

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NCODA is proud to announce the recent publication of the Patient-Centered Standards for Medically Integrated Dispensing: ASCO/NCODA Standards in the Journal of Clinical Oncology! Here is the to the article: Patient-Centered Standards for Medically Integrated Dispensing: ASCO/NCODA Standards. Supplemental information can be found at www.asco.org/mid-standards

The purpose of these Standards is to elevate oncology patient care by outlining standards for medically integrated dispensing of oral anticancer drugs and supportive care medications. As noted in the publication: “The findings of the systematic review were consistent with the NCODA patient-centered standards for patient relationships and education, adherence, safety, collection of data, documentation, and other areas. NCODA standards were adopted and used as basis for these American Society of Clinical Oncology/NCODA standards.

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