Hematolgy Oncology Associates achieves certification through ASCO

Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY (HOA) has achieved certification through the Association for Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Patient-Centered Cancer Care Certification pilot based on its adherence to oncology medical home standards, which are a single set of comprehensive, expert-backed standards for patient-centered care delivery. HOA is among just nine oncology group practices in the United States achieving this designation by meeting rigorous, expert-backed oncology medical home standards. 

Published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Community Oncology Alliance, these standards focus on seven different domains of cancer care: 

• patient engagement; 

• availability and access to care; 

• evidence-based medicine; 

• equitable and comprehensive team-based care;

• quality improvement; 

• goals of care, palliative and end-of-life care discussions; 

• and chemotherapy safety.

“We are dedicated to providing the highest quality cancer care through this prestigious certification,” said Chief Clinical Officer Jennifer Pichoske. “We will continue to succeed in a value-based, high-quality system delivering evidenced–based care which translates to a stronger foundation for providing cancer care in the CNY community. Patient-centered care is at the heart of our goal to offer the highest level, state-of-the-art technology and treatments, while meeting the emotional needs of our patients and their families.”

The pilot includes 88 cancer care sites and nearly 500 oncologists from 12 participating practice groups and health systems in a variety of settings. HOA’s three locations are part of the pilot program.