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Module 4 Case Study: MD Anderson Cancer Center: Interdisciplinary Care

Module 4 Case Study: MD Anderson Cancer Center: Interdisciplinary Care

Description

Access the case through your coursepack. 

Porter, M. E. & Jain, S. H. (2018). The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Interdisciplinary cancer care. HBS No. 708-487. Harvard Business School Publishing.  

Please read and review the case study and compose an analysis that addresses your perspectives with regard to the following questions.

Note: Please limit your answers based on the content from the case study itself.

Assignment Questions

  1. Why is multidisciplinary care important in cancer? How is value created for patients?
  2. What is the structure of the Head and Neck Center? What activities, specialists, and facilities are included in the center?  What activities are shared across multiple centers? Why?
  3. How does integration of care actually take place? What are the supporting mechanisms?
  4. What factors have allowed the Head and Neck Center (and other MCCs) to be successful at MD Anderson?
  5. Why is MD Anderson considering a new endocrine center? Does the idea make sense?
  6. How can the MD Anderson interdisciplinary care model be improved? How can it be extended to others?
  7. What are the informatics (technology and/or data) considerations in establishing an interdisciplinary care model?xCitations & Format