Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2008 (Revised February 2013)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Interdisciplinary Cancer Care

by Michael E. Porter and Sachin H Jain

Abstract

In 2006, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was an internationally leading institution for cancer care, education, and research. Since 1996, it had successfully reorganized itself from a cancer hospital that was physically organized around clinical specialties into one that was organized into disease-based integrated practice units called multidisciplinary care centers. These units were supported by a new construction project that had created new disease-specific facilities and a widely-supported administrative plan in which physicians reported both to leadership of specialty-based academic departments and disease-based clinical centers.

Keywords: Buildings and Facilities; Health Disorders; Organizational Structure; Medical Specialties; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Value Creation; Service Delivery; Research; Health Care and Treatment; Education Industry; Health Industry; Texas;

Citation:

Porter, Michael E., and Sachin H Jain. "The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Interdisciplinary Cancer Care." Harvard Business School Case 708-487, May 2008. (Revised February 2013.)