An ad hoc committee will plan and host a 1.5-day public workshop that will examine the impact of evolving trends in cancer incidence and care on the oncology careforce and consider opportunities to enhance patient care through improved development and support of the careforce. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include
- Factors in the oncology care setting that contribute to inefficiencies, clinician burnout, and reduced quality of care (e.g., electronic health records, documentation and other regulatory requirements, and pre-authorizations), as well as potential systems interventions to address these issues.
- Approaches to stratify and optimize care across the cancer care continuum (e.g., for new versus returning patients on active treatment versus survivorship care).
- The impact of new payment models, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Oncology Care Model.
- Approaches to improve the recruitment, training, mentorship, and retention of oncology care professionals.
- Approaches to enhance cancer care competencies across the spectrum of non-oncology care providers, from physicians and advanced practice nurses to family caregivers.
- Opportunities for collaboration and information sharing among health care providers (e.g., physicians, nurses, home health care workers, and family caregivers) and across clinical specialties (e.g., oncology, primary
care, cardiology, endocrinology) to identify best practices for careforce coordination and utilization.
The committee will develop the agenda for the workshop sessions, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. A proceedings of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.