Dr. Peter Pletcher, Hoosier Oncology Group
December 8 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Mann Hall, room 203
The Hoosier Oncology Group operates as a cancer research organization established to evaluate innovative and promising methods and approaches to cancer treatment through, among other things, clinical research. Engendering cooperation between medical center scientists and community practitioners enables HOG to achieve the goal of treating cancer patients within their own communities, while contributing significant research to the worldwide battle against cancer.
It is the complexity of the relationships and the divergent interests associated with these relationships that create challenges to operating efficiently and effectively while meeting all stakeholders’ needs. Peter (Quake) Pletcher, the director of Hoosier Oncology Group will present the current challenges that Hoosier Oncology Group is facing as a result of these complex relationships and the additional dimension of complexity that is the result of the changing structure of organizations within the current healthcare system. Issues ranging from gaining researcher buy in, to the delivery of a clinical trial to a hospital or site, to the ethical recruitment of patients for clinical trials will be discussed.
Through this presentation, Hoosier Oncology Group is hoping to identify researchers interested in organizational structures, systems analysis, patient care, education, communication, nursing, among others will be invited to discuss research opportunities and potential research based solutions to the multitude of complex problems Hoosier Oncology Group faces.
- Mary Schultz