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Multidisciplinary Cancer Conference Tools
 

These tools are meant to help hospital staff develop new Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences (MCCs), or modify current ones. You can adapt the templates to suit your individual MCC.

Go to MCC Standards

MCCs are regularly scheduled meetings where healthcare providers discuss the diagnosis and treatment of individual cancer patients.

MCC Education

MCCs are an integral part of the cancer care system. These tools can be used to raise awareness and promote the uptake of MCCs.

  • MCC Provincial Videocast
    The educational event was held in October 2014 to discuss MCC’s evolution, how they have transformed cancer care, as well as best practice solutions to common barriers.
  • MCC Provincial Videocast (video link)
  • MCC Provincial Videocast (topics and time-markers)
  • Current Status of MCCs in Ontario
    Email MCCinfo@cancercare.on.ca to receive data on the current state of MCCs in Ontario (i.e., concordance with the MCC standards, patients discussed).

MCC Organization

Good organization is key to a well functioning MCC. These tools provide insight on how to conduct productive MCCs, create agendas, tips for effective communication between team members, tracking cases and more. 

Starting an MCC

Documentation

Examples:

Technology

Technologies help organize, measure and monitor MCCs. The following tools provide information on technology options that may help facilitate MCCs.

Visit the Ontario Telemedicine Network website for more information on MCCs and technology.

Role of Nurses

What is the role of nurses at an MCC? This tool provides clarity and guidance on the role of nurses at MCCs. Nursing attendance at an MCC is currently preferred but not mandatory.

MCC Coordinator

The MCC Coordinator is the “glue” that holds MCCs together. Typically this role involves the administrative management of MCCs: creating the list of patient cases, booking the MCC and setting up the meeting room, organizing technology requirements, notifying key participants; obtaining relevant patient information for discussion, and submitting minimum data requirements.

Accreditation

Providing a forum for the continuing education of medical staff and health professionals is essential to foster engagement of the required disciplines at MCCs. This package provides accreditation information.

Medical/ Legal Impact and MCCs

Information concerning liability issues when participating in an MCC is available by contacting  MCCinfo@cancercare.on.ca . The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be used as legal advice. It is recommended that anyone seeking a legal opinion as to the impact of MCC participation on liability receive independent legal advice.

OHIP Billing Code - FAQ

The creation of an MCC OHIP billing code is a substantial milestone. This document aims to facilitate understanding and offer advice regarding use of the OHIP Schedule of Benefits for MCCs.

To find out more about MCCs

Send email to MCCinfo@cancercare.on.ca
Last modified: Fri, Mar 27, 2015
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