HICOR’s Value in Cancer Care Initiative (VCCI) engages oncology providers, patient partners, payers, health system representatives and researchers to improve the value of cancer care delivery in Washington state. These community members contribute to HICOR’s research and oncology performance reporting initiatives through the Value in Cancer Care Summit.
The Value in Cancer Care Summit brings together patients, providers, clinic administrators and staff, health system representatives, nonprofit leaders, payers, researchers, academics, and industry representatives to collaborate on ways to improve the quality of cancer care while reducing costs.
The 2023 Quality and Cost Report provides new and updated findings for quality metrics and associated costs in cancer care. In response to community priorities, new measures are introduced in this edition of the report. The intended use of this report, and the goal of community reporting, is to examine regional trends in cancer care delivery and identify opportunities for improving cancer care. Our hope is that results shared here provide a foundation for ongoing community collaboration toward our mutual goal of high-quality cancer care for all patients in Washington state.
The 2023 Methodology Report is a companion document to the 2023 Quality and Cost Report that provides detailed information on how metrics were constructed, how patients are attributed to clinics and how summary quality and cost scores were calculated
The 2023 Clinic Trends Report is a companion document to the 2023 Quality and Cost Report that provides clinics with a comparable set of results to see year-over-year changes in the quality measures.
See below for a description of the most recent Value in Cancer Care Summits, along with selected presentations and materials.
Over 200 stakeholders, including patients, providers, payers, researchers and policy officials attended HICOR's 6th annual Value in Cancer Care Summit on May 13, 2019. The day's discussions centered around the theme of integrating the patient’s voice into community cancer care with presentations from community panels and national thought leaders. HICOR Director, Scott Ramsey, presented new analyses on disparities in cancer care and survival in Washington State.
The Hutch News Services article New data on cancer disparities in Washington summarizes key concepts and findings discussed at the summit.
Presentations from the summit are available below.