Ep. 18: Sophisticated Solutions for Complex Cancer Care

A 2023 Business Group on Health survey showed that for the first time in history, cancer overtook musculoskeletal disease as the top cost driver for employers. Natalya Gertsik, vice president of Clear Cancer Solution Management at PHM, and a contributor to the 2023 Springbuk Employee Health Trends report, says this is a major issue for employers and their employees because of three main deficiencies in our healthcare system related to cancer care:

  • limited access
  • inadequate communication
  • inefficiency

She describes the respective underlying issues with Centers of Excellence and community-based oncologists, and then explains how PHM is applying an ”independence clinical excellence model” to address these deficiencies and challenges.

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Produced by David Pittman

Theme music: "Overboard" by Stay Outside