Since 2011, the ACCC Innovator Awards have honored exceptional cancer programs that advance the goal of improving cancer care access, quality and cost-effectiveness. The fifth annual awards were given to six cancer programs that exhibited forward-thinking strategic planning and developed pioneering programs and creative solutions in the field of radiation oncology over the past year.
Ascension Seton Cancer Program received the award for developing a standardized, integrated database of clinical and business metrics to measure, analyze and improve patient care and operational efficiency.
The program puts clinical data to work to build a collaborative environment by using data as a tool to link clinical care teams and benchmark metrics to analyze and create an action plan to change clinical behavior and improve clinical outcomes.
Established in 1974, the ACCC is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team, providing a national forum for addressing issues that affect community cancer programs. Members include medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, practice managers, pharmacists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, social workers and cancer program data managers.