In response to the rapid changes in health care delivery and the expectation to "do more with less" at clinical practices at AACI cancer centers, AACI 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 IT services, assimilating clinical research and clinical programs to increase trial accrual, and developing performance metrics.
PCLI members convene each year as part of the AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting.
The PCLI Steering Committee is a resource for creating best practices as well as for comparing approaches to common problems facing clinical services leaders.
Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS
Director, Medical Oncology
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Medical Oncology Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute
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In 2019, AACI issued a survey to learn more about how protected time is provided for faculty physicians with clinical responsibilities who participate in both clinical research and academic activities at AACI cancer centers. The survey data were published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network in February 2021.
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In May 2021, the PCLI Steering Committee designed a survey to study the impact on oncology providers and cancer clinical practice of the 21st Century Cures Act Immediate Release of Clinical Information (IRCI) on healthcare delivery to cancer patients. A report on the committee’s findings was published in JCO Oncology Practice in February 2023.
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