Physician Clinical Leadership Initiative

About PCLI

A Forum for Cancer Center Leaders

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

Steering Committee

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
Cedars-Sinai Cancer

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Steering Committee Objectives:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of PCLI 
  • Establish goals and metrics to assure that goals are met 
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Set agendas forand frequency ofmeetings, forums, and workshops for PCLI and its working groups and subcommittees
  • Identify PCLI participants 
  • Provide reports on the initiative's progress to AACI's Board of Directors
  • Determine the level of needed financial resources and help identify potential sources of support 

Recent PCLI Webinars
  • Seismic Shift or Small Step Forward? Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Cancer Care and Research
  • A Transdisciplinary "Tweetorial" With Seasoned Colleagues 
  • Career Development: Making the Transition From Training to Clinician Investigator
  • The Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in an Academic Hematology/Oncology Practice

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Protected Time Survey

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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Impact of Immediate Release of Clinical Information Rules on Health Care Delivery to Patients With Cancer

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.

Read the Report