Multiple Disciplines Work Together in the CPPC
Assistant Professors of Anesthesiology Stephen Vose, MD, and Ajay Antony, MD, started the UF Health Cancer and Palliative Pain Collaborative (CPPC) in 2015. The purpose of the CPPC is to enable efficient communication among physicians in a variety of disciplines in order to come up with a comprehensive plan to provide pain treatment for end-of-life patients and those with unbearable pain.
Dr. Vose developed a communication tool in Epic that allows communication within a small network of physicians who can formulate a care plan online and execute it in a timely and efficient manner. Currently, around 30 physicians are a part of this collaborative.