Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research
Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service
HICOR's Value in Cancer Care (VCC) Initiative engages oncology providers, patient partners, payers, health system representatives, and researchers to improve the value and efficiency of cancer care delivery in Washington state. These community members contribute to HICOR's translational research, performance reporting and data science initiatives through the VCC Working Groups and the annual VCC Summit.
The VCC Working Groups convene over teleconference on a quarterly basis to guide HICOR's development and implementation of interventions designed to address critical gaps in cancer care in three priority areas:
(1) End of Life Care / Goals of Care Discussions
(2) Advanced Imaging and Testing in Breast Cancer Surveillance and Survivorship
(3) Hospitalization and Emergency Department Use during Cancer Treatment
The annual Value in Cancer Care Summit is a full-day conference for patients, providers, clinic administrators and staff, health system representatives, nonprofit leaders, payers, researchers, academics, and industry/pharmaceutical representatives to collaborate on ways to achieve value in cancer care by increasing quality and reducing costs.