Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Value in Cancer Care Initiative
HICOR’s Value in Cancer Care Initiative is a coalition of provider groups, health insurers, businesses and patient groups who are working to define, collect and share oncology value measures in Washington State. HICOR is leading the effort to develop consensus these measures and to coordinate collection and reporting over time.
Our guiding framework is that value measures must be: meaningful, feasible to collect and actionable.
- Meaningful: Measures that are meaningful will matter to patients, families and other health care stakeholders.
- Available: Measures that are available or feasible to collect will leverage rather than duplicate or add to existing data collection efforts.
- Actionable: actionable measures will be amenable to intervention if improvement is needed.
Value Measures as determined from the Value In Cancer Care Summit
The Value in Cancer Care Summit held on January 24, 2014 resulted in determining Six Value Measures including:
- Rate of chemotherapy at end of life
- Use of health care navigator, care coordinator or case manager
- Documentation of conversation and/or consultation about hospice or palliative care
- Biomarker and molecular testing
- Adherence to primary therapy guidelines
- Unanticipated hospital admission
Comments about the value metrics? Email us at ValueInitiative@fhcrc.org.
An interactive, inclusive process
HICOR engages the oncology, patient, and payer and provider community in an interactive process in order to identify opportunities to test interventions to improve care.
Contact us for more information about this initiative
Email us at ValueInitiative@fhcrc.org to receive periodic updates or if you have any questions.