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Dana-Farber Direct Connect

  • Cathleen Power, NP, with a patient

    Dana-Farber Direct Connect provides your employees and their families with streamlined access to cancer care from the world's leading experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • About Dana-Farber Direct Connect

    When it comes to cancer, it matters where you start. Dana-Farber Direct Connect provides guided access to world-renowned cancer treatment expertise at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our trusted and dedicated patient liaisons will connect your employees and their families with our experts to treat their specific type of cancer. Dana-Farber Direct Connect provides dedicated oncology care coordination for your employees, their dependents, and retirees.

    Dana-Farber Direct Connect can help employees:

    • Easily understand the process of establishing or continuing care at Dana-Farber.
    • Find the right specialist group, based on their type of cancer.
    • Meet with a care team to explore options, or arrange an appointment for themselves or a loved one, based on their needs.
    • Connect with the right resources at Dana-Farber.

    The goal of Dana-Farber Direct Connect is to:

    • Ensure precise and accurate diagnoses.
    • Improve cancer outcomes, care, and experience for all patients across the country.
    • Provide value for your health care dollars by ensuring the right treatment, at the right time, with coordinated care to improve outcomes.
    • Help ensure all communities have access to best-in-class cancer care and innovations.

    How does Direct Connect benefit your employees?

    • Fast answers to questions: We support the unique needs of your employees and their families with a dedicated phone line and email address staffed by our highly experienced patient liaisons.
    • Direct access to cancer care: We facilitate an initial in-person appointment as soon as is clinically appropriate
    • Help with the details: We can assist in the collection of external medical records prior to an appointment.
    • Making it easy to get here: We can help coordinate travel and lodging for employees who do not live near Dana-Farber.
    • Staying in touch: Employees get regular check-ins from the dedicated Direct Connect team throughout their treatment journey.

    What is the benefit to employers?

    • Connecting your employees with the right treatment at the right time leads to lower health care utilization and controlled health care costs.
    • Our personalized care and support services may mean fewer missed days of work.
    • Offering an oncology-specific benefit from Dana-Farber differentiates your benefits from other employers, helping you attract and retain top talent.

    Watch a video about Dana-Farber Direct Connect