Clinical & Operational Integration
Objective 1: Adapt Existing Health System Technology Infrastructure
Digital Solution Value Proposition: Adapt Existing Health System Technology Infrastructure
Investment in telehealth platforms, patient-facing technologies to support cancer clinical trial participation, and EHR-embedded applications is a high-value but costly endeavor.
While many of the digital health solutions useful in improving access and reducing financial toxicity are EHR-compatible, integrating third-party technology directly into the EHR is difficult because of patient privacy concerns. Acquisition and roll out strategies should plan for privacy- compliant, equitable solution deployment.
How to deploy: Approaches for Infrastructure Adaptation
Objective 2: Empower Providers to use Digital Health Solutions as Part of Routine Care
Digital Solution Value Proposition: Incentivize and Train Providers to Ensure Clinical Integration
How to deploy: Approaches for Empowering Providers
Objective 3: Engage Health System Staff in Multi-Disciplinary Team Care
Digital Solution Value Proposition: The Value of Building Multi-Disciplinary Care Teams (MDTs) to Provide Access to High-Quality Care
Team-based care involving oncologists from different specializations – as well as oncology nurses, nurse navigators, pathologists, pharmacists, nutritionists, and social workers – provides access to more treatment options and clinical trials, and better enables patients to maintain their quality of life during treatment.
Virtual MDTs can reduce complexities and geographic impediments to care coordination with minimal additional infrastructure investments.
How to deploy: Approaches for Engaging Health System Staff in MDTs
Defining Success & Choosing Solutions
Key performance indicators (KPIs) can be used to measure successful digital health solution implementation. Select KPIs that:
Align with existing data workflows
Work within your system’s existing strategy to improve patient access