Compassionate Care

Oncology Analytics’ Compassionate Care Program helps relieve the stress that individuals and families experience when coping with advanced stage cancer. Oncology Analytics’ clinical team provides early identification of patients that qualify for palliative care and patients in need of hospice care.

Patients that qualify for palliative or hospice care will have palliative-trained nurses who can facilitate pain and symptom relief, initiate care discussions and provide decision support to patients and families facing the physical, emotional and spiritual distress of advanced cancer. Experience has demonstrated that when expert support is provided, the palliative care and hospice election rate increases considerably. As a result, medical costs decrease from less acute hospitalizations, ER visits and other alternative treatments.

Oncology Analytics’ Compassionate Care Program facilitates informed decisions concerning goals of care to make sure individuals’ wishes are honored. The result is better quality care, increased patient and family satisfaction and lower costs.

Distinguished Advisors in Compassionate Care

Randall Krakauer, MD, MBA
Dr. Randall Krakauer graduated Albany Medical College in 1972 and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He received training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and in Rheumatology at the National Institutes of Health and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he received an MBA from Rutgers. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medicine. He is past chairman of the American College of Managed Care Medicine, and a former Chief Medical Officer at Aetna responsible for the health plan’s compassionate care program.

Dr. Janet Bull, MD, MBA
Dr. Janet Bull graduated University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in 1981 and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, including additional board certification in Gynecological Endoscopy Surgery. She received her MBA from East Carolina University in 2016. Dr. Bull is the Chief Medical Officer at Four Seasons Hospice and has a consultant assistant professorship in the internal medicine department at Duke University Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and has a hospice medical director certification. Additionally, she is the President of The Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Source: American Cancer Society 2016
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