MD Anderson Cancer Center Case
The University ofTexas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) is one of the world’s most-respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the premier cancer centers in the world. It is located in the Texas Medical Center in central Houston, alongside over 40 other health care entities.MD Anderson's visions is to be the premier cancer center in the world, based on the excellence of the people employed, research-driven patient care, and scientific innovations. According to a survey in 2010, MD Anderson was ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation for cancer care with the title of “America’s Best Hospitals’. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as a part of the University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. More than 34,028 were new patients. MD Anderson receives more grant support from the National Cancer Institute than any other institution. In 2010 MD Anderson received over $200M in federal grants and contracts, with total research funding of $547M that year.
The Executive Vice President, Dr. Burke was considering about to start a new “endocrine center" to develop their business. Hence he proposed the center would be managing thyroid gland and parathyroid gland cancers along with adrenal gland disease with various multiple endocrine neoplasia, and pediatric endocrine gland tumors (Porter & Jain, 2010)
Why is multidisciplinary care important, particularly in treating cancer? How is value created for patients? i.e. Why is it important to use an IPU structure to organize patient care for those with cancer? Multidisciplinary care important because a patient’s primary relationship is mainly with...
References: Porter, M. E. & Teisberg, E. O. (2006). Redefining Health Care: Creating value-based competition on results. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Porter, M. E., and S. H. Jain. 2008. “The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Interdisciplinary Care.” Case 708487-PDF-ENG. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
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