Improving Efficiencies in Oncology Biomarker TestingVideo Categories: PMO Interview with the Innovator Series: Volume 12 and Video Library
Drs. Roy Herbst and David Rimm discuss ways in which the time required to complete biomarker testing can be reduced, from obtaining and processing tissues, performing the testing, evaluating results, and reporting results to the cancer care team.
Dr. S. Yosuf Zafar has found that out of pocket costs impact patient well-being, quality of life, and quality of care. He stresses that costs need to be reduced in order to provide the best medical treatment for all patients.
Drs. Goeffrey Oxnard and Lauren Ritterhouse review the best practices to improve efficiencies in biomarker testing, including effective communication among the healthcare team, the pathologist, and the patient, as well as expediting processing in the pathology laboratory.