MALVERN, PA (September 20, 2018) – HMP, a leader in health care events and education, today announced that its peer-reviewed publication, Journal of Clinical Pathways®, has formed a strategic partnership with Community Oncology Alliance® (COA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for independent, community oncology practices and the patients they serve.
Through this alliance, readers of the journal will benefit greatly from regular columns supplied by COA members and staff on topics such as community cancer care accessibility, innovative strategies to reduce cancer costs, and COA legislative initiatives. In addition, COA will gain significant reach to more value-based cancer care decision-makers through the journal’s robust print and digital distribution channels.
“We are very pleased to collaborate with COA,” said Kara A. Rosania, MSc, senior editorial director, oncology and managed markets divisions, HMP. “The alliance will not only allow us to offer more value to our readers through a greater breadth of information on COA activities and research but will also increase COA’s visibility and impact in the oncology and value-based care fields.”
The first installment of COA-generated content will appear in the October 2018 print issue of Journal of Clinical Pathways and will provide an overview of what readers can expect to read about in the regular COA section of the journal. Collaborations may also include periodic webinars jointly produced on topics relevant to both audiences. In addition, COA’s medical director Frederick M. Schnell, MD, FACP, has been added to the journal’s editorial advisory board to provide guidance based on his many years of experience with the development and utilization of clinical pathways in cancer management.
“COA is proud to be partnering with Journal of Clinical Pathways to help drive innovative strategies for our nation’s cancer care system. Community oncology practices are on the forefront of efforts to transform cancer care and have valuable insight to share,” said Nicolas Ferreyros, director of communications at COA. “Through this partnership, we aim to increase our reach to value-based care decision-makers and community oncologists in the field to help them continuously improve care quality for patients served while also reducing costs and increasing value.”
About Journal of Clinical Pathways
Journal of Clinical Pathways was founded in 2015 to capture the evolving landscape in health care toward value-based care delivery and reimbursement and away from a fee-for-service system. This shift towards value-based medicine combined with innovations in big data has brought clinical pathways to the forefront as a means to drive precision and optimization of care for patients. Journal of Clinical Pathways addresses the potential of clinical pathways to address rising health care costs, mitigate patient risk, reduce variability, and achieve better, more predictable clinical outcomes. In this unique publication, physicians, payers, and health care executives share methods, insights, and results of projects to design, implement, evaluate, and update clinical pathways in their organizations. Journal of Clinical Pathways is specifically positioned to address the design and implementation of value-based care approaches; the use of clinical and real-world evidence to drive treatment decision-making; and the early learnings and experiences of managed care professionals and health care organizations as they implement new models for achieving high-value care. To learn more, visit journalofclinicalpathways.com.
HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical – and is a multichannel leader in health care events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global health care community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant360, the year-round, award-winning platform relied upon by primary care providers and other specialists; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, North America’s largest EMT and paramedic event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit hmpglobal.com.
About the Community Oncology Alliance
The majority of Americans battling cancer receive treatment in the community oncology setting. Keeping patients close to their homes, families, and support networks lessens the impact of this devastating disease. Community oncology practices do this while delivering high-quality, cutting-edge cancer care at a fraction of the cost of the hospital setting. The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) advocates for community oncology and smart public policy that ensures the community cancer care system remains healthy and able to provide all Americans with access to local, quality, affordable cancer care. Learn more at www.CommunityOncology.org.