Enhancing Provider Education and Improving Healthcare Disparities
Enhancing Provider Education and Improving Healthcare Disparities in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Multiple Myeloma (MM) through a Rural Regional North Carolina Hospital Network
East Carolina University
Approved: April 2014
Grant Period: May 2014 – April 2015
The main goal of this initiative is to ensure competency for physicians and nurses to provide state of the art care to patients with hematologic malignancies throughout eastern North Carolina. We have specifically chosen CML and MM because these disorders are likely to be treated in our regional facilities. We have seen rapid evolution of new diagnostic and treatment standards and believe the numbers of cases diagnosed each year in our region is manageable for a pilot educational project to keep providers abreast of changing standards for care of these malignancies.