The gift will support new patient-centered care models designed to improve patient experiences and outcomes, with prostate cancer care as the initial clinical focus. The funding will include support for technologies that simplify appointment scheduling; enhance coordination among urologists, radiologists, oncologists, allied health professionals, and nurses; improve communication with patients and families; provide telemedicine options; and improve patient education and follow-up care.
The gift also will create two endowed chairs affiliated with the university's Winship Cancer Institute.
"Simply put, through this innovative investment we plan to build better systems that are efficient, effective, safe, and deeply satisfying for patients, families, and care teams," said William Bornstein, chief medical officer and chief quality officer for Emory Healthcare. "The best health care outcomes result from shared, coordinated, and streamlined processes, with each person having full confidence and knowledge of their individual roles and skills as well as the goals of the entire team."