Physician Resources

MD Anderson provides a variety of clinical resources and educational / training programs for health care professionals, including those specializing in oncology.  Select a link below to find out more information.

 

myMDAnderson for Physicians

Clinical Forms & Tools

Medical Oncology and Hematology Conference

MD Anderson Physicians Network Symposium

Educational Programs

Physician Advisory Boards

Physician Access Center

Medical Society Exhibiting Activities Process

International Physician Assistance

Survivorship

 

 

Online Portal: myMDAnderson for Physicians

 
A Comprehensive Look at Your Patient's Care

Referring a patient to MD Anderson is easy with myMDAnderson for Physicians, a secure, online connection to our services and patient information. This personalized portal helps you expedite patient referrals, track your patients' progress and improve communication between you and the MD Anderson care team.

 

On March 4, 2016, MD Anderson is moving to a new electronic health record (EHR). This system will provide a new tool, powered by EpicCare Link, that will enhance the myMDAnderson for Physicians portal. Our new physician portal will give you easier access to the information you need, provide you with notifications regarding referral status and results availability and allow you to communicate directly with MD Anderson staff about your patients.


If you have questions about the new myMDAnderson for Physicians, contact our Physician Access Center via email at physicianrelations@mdanderson.org, by phone at (713) 792-2202, or toll free at 1 (877) 632-6789, option 1. 

 

 

Once enrolled, you can use myMDAnderson for Physicians to:

  • Refer patients online by diagnosis, treatment, location or specific physician.
  • Access your patients' appointment schedules and medical record information.
  • Access transcribed patient reports and results.
  • Receive notifications regarding referral status and results availability.
  • Update your profile and contact information easily. 
  • Allow your office staff to submit referrals and review patient medical record information.

 

  

 

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Clinical Forms and Tools

 

The MD Anderson Cancer Network offers a variety of clinical best practices tools and resources  

 

Forms

·        Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information – This form begins the process of linking a physician     to a patient's electronic medical record.

 

Tools
  • Clinical Calculators created byMD Anderson faculty members, also known as nomograms, predict treatment outcomes, survival and response to specific cancer treatments.

  • Cancer Screening Algorithms  are best practices for screening patients for precancerous conditions and various malignancies.

  • Cancer Treatment Algorithms  are best practices for care delivery that illustrate a multidisciplinary approach for evaluating, diagnosing and providing treatment recommendations and ongoing surveillance for various malignancies.

  • Clinical Management Algorithms  are best practices for evaluating, diagnosing and treating specific conditions that arise during the course of cancer treatment.

  • Cancer Survivorship Algorithms  are best practices for care management for patients under surveillance for cancer recurrence and secondary cancers.

  • Assessment Tools  are used to determine the presence and severity of patient symptoms.

  • Research Medical Library contains multiple resources, including access to several clinical and research databases and journals.

 

 

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Medical Oncology and Hematology Conference

 

The Office of Physician Relations hosts an annual educational conference for physicians and other healthcare professionals who play a vital role in the management of patients seeking oncology care. It’s  designed to raise awareness and knowledge in the optimal use of new therapies for cancer, screening practices and the transition to survivorship care. The conference includes MD Anderson faculty led lectures, case study reviews, evaluations and Q&A sessions.

 

 

Conference Goals
  • Address the ongoing need for educating practicing physicians about new cancer therapies, current treatment guidelines, and resources available to assist them in their cancer screening practices

  • Enhance understanding about the unique medical and psychosocial needs of cancer survivors and provide awareness for resources that can assist in navigating the various phases of cancer survivorship

  • Focus on new advances and groundbreaking scientific discoveries

  • Raise awareness and knowledge in optimal use of new therapies for cancer, screening practices and the transition to survivorship care

 

Educational Objectives

  • After attending the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Incorporate prognostic factors and guidelines by tumor site into clinical practice, providing more accurate, personalized diagnosis and optimal treatment options for improved patient care in hematology and solid tumor oncology (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)

  • Apply current screening guidelines and recommendations to detect cancer in primary care settings early enough for optimal referral, treatment, and outcomes (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)

  • Be equipped with an awareness of the cancer care continuum and the place of primary care, as well as the resources available for assisting patients through phases of cancer survivorship (knowledge, competence)

  • Provide patients with prevention guidance as well as accurate detection of possible breast cancer before metastasis and efficient referrals to specialists who provide up-to-date optimal treatment plans  (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)

  • Offer vaccinations and other proven prevention strategies, as well as emerging targeted therapies that address the issues of cytotoxicity, resistance, sensitivity, and adverse side effects in gynecologic malignancies (knowledge, competence)

 

 

Conference contact:

Elnar Koseoglu, ekoseogl@mdanderson.org, 713-563-5849 

 

 

Accreditation/Credit Designation

MD Anderson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MD Anderson designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates

Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form.

Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations. 

 

 

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MD Anderson Physicians Network Symposium

 

*Coming soon ! 

 

 

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Educational Programs

 

MD Anderson offers a variety of training programs for health care professionals, including those specializing in oncology. Programs include:

 

 

Professional Oncology Education

Designed for health care practitioners, Professional Oncology Education features lectures, courses, and case studies  by MD Anderson experts on key areas of prevention, patient care and survivorship. Follow them on Twitter @MDAnderson_POE.

 

 

Faculty Speakers Bureau

MD Anderson faculty experts are available to lecture in all areas of cancer care, including prevention, screening, diagnosis, advances in medical, surgical and radiation treatment, multidisciplinary treatment planning and clinical trials. Additional areas include genetic counseling and testing, palliative care and end-of-life issues, patient-physician communication and medical ethics. The Faculty Speakers Bureau can also help healthcare providers arrange CME credit for programs through our Continuing Medical Education office, which is ACCME-approved.

 

Faculty Speakers Bureau contact:

Cindy Shursen, cshursen@mdanderson.org, 713-563-2462 

 

 

 

Continuing Medical Education

View MD Anderson’s CME calendar for more information on educational conferences and events for health care professionals.

 

 

Graduate Medical Education

MD Anderson offers training for medical students, including residency and fellowship programs, as well as rotations and electives. Observer programs also are available.

 

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Physician Advisory Boards

 

MD Anderson faculty collaborate with referring physicians to improve continuity and coordination of care for cancer patients. Members of our Physician Advisory Boards represent a diverse group of physicians practicing primarily in Houston and the surrounding ten-county area who provide ongoing feedback for communication initiatives, physician access and referral processes.

 

*Include chair / member roster as attachment

 

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Physician Access Center

 

The Physician Access Center has dedicated personnel who can assist physicians with the referral process and answer questions about clinical trials and services, or our online portal, myMDAnderson for Physicians. For assistance,

call 1-877-632-6789, option 1 or email us at physicianrelations@mdanderson.org

 

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Medical Society Exhibiting Activities Process

 

The MD Anderson Cancer Network participates as an exhibitor at various medical society meetings and conferences for the purpose of developing personal relationships with physicians who practice outside the local Houston area.  These meetings and conferences offer a unique way to establish personal relationships with physicians and other healthcare professionals who are presenting and attending .  

 

The exhibiting team aims to ensure that each meeting or conference is attended by physicians who are interested in clinical research, and whose patients may benefit from their physicians receiving additional information and education about those trials.

 

In a rapidly and continuously changing healthcare environment, the exhibiting presence at various medical society meetings adds value for the MD Anderson Cancer Network and its members by extending our collective abilities to develop new physician and organizational relationships.

 

 

 

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International Physician Assistance

 

The Office of Physician Relations assists physicians from around the globe with a range of services, including MD Anderson faculty and staff communication, clinical trial information and educational and training opportunities.  In addition, the office can assist international hospitals and organizations with conference development, joint physician education opportunities and other physician-oriented partnerships..

For assistance, contact the Physician Access Center at 1-877-632-6789, option 1 or email us at physicianrelations@mdanderson.org.

 

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Survivorship

 

The MD Anderson Cancer Network has established a directory of primary care physician across Texas who are willing to care for MD Anderson patients upon their return home.  This directory is a resource for MD Anderson faculty and staff to assist cancer patients with identifying a primary care physician in their home community to support their survivorship care.  For information on how to participate in the Survivorship Physician Referral Directory, please contact us at 1-877-632-6789, option 1 or email us at physicianrelations@mdanderson.org.

 

 

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·        Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information – This form begins the process of linking a physician     to a patient's electronic medical record.