Dr. Michael J. Fisch, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM serves as Medical Director of Medical Oncology for AIM Specialty Health® (AIM). In his role, he works closely with Anthem, Inc.’s leaders to provide clinical expertise for oncology, genetic testing and palliative care. We spoke to him about how data is harnessed to make health care services increasingly appropriate from a clinical perspective, safe, and affordable.
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