With the rapid changes in healthcare delivery and the expectation to "do more with less" at the clinical practices at the AACI cancer centers, AACI has created a forum for physician clinical leaders. The forum aims to provide a resource for creating "best practices" to assist cancer center physician clinical leaders in addressing challenges like clinical services reimbursement, integrating electronic medical records with other cancer center information technology, assimilating clinical research and clinical programs to increase trial accrual and developing performance metrics.
The mission of PCLI is to provide a forum where AACI cancer center clinical services leaders can collect, evaluate, and share best practices that promote the efficient and effective operation of cancer center clinical and quality care programs.
The PCLI Steering Committee oversees the initiative and identifies initiative participants from AACI cancer centers and other likeminded organizations. The steering committee is a resource for creating "best practices" as well as for comparing approaches to common problems facing clinical services leaders.