In June of 2012, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) awarded Innovative Oncology Business Solutions (IOBS) – a $19.8 million grant to develop and test a new Community Oncology Medical Home (COME HOME) model. Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc. (IOBS) is a for-profit corporation that was created for the purpose of administering the CMMI grant and providing the distinct organizational structure necessary to oversee and manage the COME HOME project.
This new company is led by Dr. Barbara McAneny and an executive management and support staff team with a wealth of clinical, management and HIT experience. The purpose of the COME HOME grant is to demonstrate that community oncology practices can provide a medical home for oncology patients in a manner that produces improved outcomes, enhanced patient care experiences and costs savings.
We expect to realize significant cost savings by shifting patients out of the Emergency Departments and inpatient facilities and into our physician office practices as much as possible. Cost savings and improved outcomes are also anticipated by through the utilization of standardized triage, diagnostic and therapeutic pathways.
Barbara L. McAneny, MD is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc., the company she established to administer the management and daily operations of the COME HOME program. She is board certified in internal medicine, oncology, and hematology and has been a fellow of the American College of Physicians since 1994.
Dr. McAneny is a founding member of New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants and, since 2002; she has been President and CEO of New Mexico Cancer Center. Under her leadership, New Mexico Cancer Center has become one of the state’s largest oncology practices, providing cancer care to 1 in 3 New Mexicans.
Dr. McAneny graduated magna cum-laude from the University of Minnesota in 1973 and with honors from the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine in 1977. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa in 1980 and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of New Mexico in 2003.
Laura Stevens, Program Director leads the day–to-day management activities for Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc., in her role as Program Director. Her wealth of knowledge stems from her professional experience in healthcare technology, business development and management roles spanning her 30-year career in healthcare.
Before joining IOBS, Laura held the position of VP of Business Development for Net.Orange and was one of the first five employees for the then, start-up company. Her healthcare operations and consulting experience came from owning her own consulting firm, Harris Methodist Health System and The Travelers Insurance Company providing her with a unique understanding of provider’s operational, financial and clinical information requirements.
Laura has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and completed an Executive Healthcare fellowship program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Jeannine White, Finance Manager has more than 25 years of experience in accounting at non-profit organizations, ranging from large educational institutions to charitable organizations.
Jeannine has managed accounting for grants awarded by the U.S. Federal Government, the State of Illinois, the State of New Mexico, and by local and private organizations and Foundations.
Jeannine started as an Accountant at the University of New Mexico. She spent 20+ years taking on roles in accounting with progressively increased levels of responsibility, from Senior Accountant to Director of Accounting, for such organizations as the Hektoen Institute of Medicine and Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago.
Jeannine holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from New Mexico State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from The University of Phoenix in Albuquerque.
Jill A. Towns, Training Specialist – Before joining IOBS, Jill worked with Dr. McAneny (CEO and Founder of IOBS) for 9 years at the New Mexico Cancer Center as the physician’s advocate and clinical trainer. She was a Varian Advisory Board Committee Member from 2009-2012 and Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Member and Research Analyst from 2006- 2011. Before living in New Mexico she served as a medic in Orange County, California and worked at Hoag Hospital Medical Center in Newport Beach.
Jill studied at Abilene Christian University, Orange Coast College, and Santa Ana Fire Academy in Santa Ana, California.
Jennifer Webster, Sr. Data Analyst – Before joining IOBS, Jennifer held various analytical positions focusing on big data in genomics, heath care and telecommunications, with positions at Qualcomm and Kaiser Permanente. Prior to that, she was a technician in genomics labs at The Institute for Genomics Research and the Translational Genomics Research Institute. She was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI, and then studied chemistry at Bryn Mawr College and statistics at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include utilization of genetic testing, quality, and observational methods. She is the author of more than twenty peer reviewed articles.
- Dr. Barbara McAneny, CEO
- Nina Chavez, COO
- Julie Nickerson, CFO
- Laura Stevens, CIO