EXTOLLING THE BENEFITS OF IDENTIFYING POLYCYTHEMIA VERA PATIENTS AND MYELOFIBROSIS WITHIN MEDICALLY INTEGRATED DISPENSING PRACTICES

In an effort to promote higher quality patient care the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc (NCODA) created the NCODA Positive Quality Intervention (PQI) as a peer-reviewed clinical guidance document for healthcare providers.  By providing Quality Standards and effective practices around a specific aspect of cancer care, PQIs equip the entire multidisciplinary care team with a sophisticated yet simple-to-use resource for managing patients receiving oral or IV oncolytics. The PQI fosters better care for patients through appropriate patient identification/selection, increased speed to therapy, reduced cost and hospitalization and by improving adherence techniques for the patient and their medically integrated teams.

The PQI fosters better care for patients through increased speed to therapy, reduced cost and hospitalization, and by improving persistence and adherence within medically integrated teams. The PQI in Action incorporates opinions and experiences from a variety of adept participants such as those from both New England Cancer Specialist’s (NECS) and Utah Cancer Specialist’s (UCS) medically integrated teams. Both practices have successfully implemented medically integrated dispensing (MID) as well as the use of positive quality interventions throughout their care teams to improve the treatment regimens of Polycythemia Vera and Myelofibrosis identified patients. Download the NCODA PQI in Action HERE.