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The Medical Physicist Value Proposition for Tomorrow and Today

G Sherouse

G White
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S Burri
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D McNary

D Pavord

J Clements

P Halvorsen

J Hazle

V Willcut

G Sherouse1*, G White2*, S Burri3*, D McNary4*, D Pavord5*, J Clements6*, P Halvorsen7*, J Hazle8*, V Willcut9*, (1) Landauer Medical Physics, Charlotte, NC, (2) Colorado Associates in Medical Physics, Colorado Springs, CO, (3) Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, NC, (4) Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, (5) Health Quest, Poughkeepsie, NY, (6) Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA, (7) Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, (8) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (9) Elekta, Inc, Maryland Heights, MO


11:00 AM : Introduction - G Sherouse, Presenting Author
11:05 AM : The Medical Physics Value Proposition for Tomorrow and Today - G White, Presenting Author
11:25 AM : A Physician Perspective on the Value of Medical Physics - S Burri, Presenting Author
11:45 AM : An Administrators Perspective on the Value of Medical Physics - D McNary, Presenting Author
Panel Member - D Pavord, Presenting Author
Panel Member - J Clements, Presenting Author
Panel Member - P Halvorsen, Presenting Author
Panel Member - J Hazle, Presenting Author
Panel Member - V Willcut, Presenting Author

SU-B-BRA-0 (Sunday, July 31, 2016) 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Room: Ballroom A

In the current rapidly changing Healthcare environment,many groups are competing for limited resources. How can medical physicists position themselves to be a relevant stakeholder in the discussion of how those resources are allocated Our value goes beyond what can be shown in a business plan and is heavily involved with safety and quality.

Three areas will be explored:
1. What is our value?
2. Who needs to receive that message?
3. How do we communicate that message?

To help frame the discussion in terms of how other stakeholders may view the value of medical physicists, a physician and an administrator will present their perspective.

Lastly, a multidisciplinary panel will present real life examples of strategies that can be utilized today to establish the value of medical physicists. The presentation of these examples will lead into an interactive question and answer time.

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: V. Willcut, I work for Elekta. There was no research associated with this talk.


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