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A Patient-First Approach: Meet Patients Where They Are

In the world of software development, “mobile-first” is a concept that some companies use as a guiding principle. That means developers consider the mobile user first, designing applications suitable for a small screen with limited detail and then add features and more complicated design elements as the device dimensions get larger. It’s gaining traction as…

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Navigating Cancer and Northwest Oncology & Hematology are excited to announce their new partnership

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Northwest Oncology & Hematology. This practice has already been recognized for its innovation in the delivery of value-based care and we are excited to help them implement our oncology-specific software solution to do even more for patients. Read the press release.

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Triage Software with Symptom Management Pathways Facilitates $3.3 Million in Annual Savings

As cancer care providers work to identify ways to reduce costs while still providing high quality care, one expense has emerged as a potential area for savings: avoidable emergency visits and hospitalizations. Two innovative clinics at the forefront of value-based care have implemented Navigating Cancer’s triage software with symptom management pathways to deliver proactive care, manage…

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Don’t Overlook Depression Screening for Cancer Patients

Depression is a common issue for cancer patients and there are obvious reasons for that – the diagnosis itself, uncertainty of the outcome, financial stress and many more. It can also go untreated when the symptoms – weight loss, loss of appetite and others – are often similar to common side effects experienced by patients…

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How one practice is leveraging patient education to improve patient care

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is a leader in cancer care. For over a decade they have been at the forefront of efforts to transform the way cancer care is delivered, identify ways to reduce costs and give their patients tools they need to adhere to therapy. Patient education is vitally important to improving…

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Do more to empower cancer patients

Every day Navigating Cancer’s education engine delivers timely, personalized education to thousands of patients and their response is overwhelmingly positive. We work with our network of clinic partners to create a holistic patient experience. One key priority is to ensure patients have treatment-specific information so they are empowered to stay on treatment longer. A recent published…

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Navigating Cancer Featured in Advisory Board Oncology Roundtable

The Advisory Board’s Oncology Roundtable national meeting will be held in August. At the meeting they will be looking at market forces impacting oncology, tactics to position cancer program for success in value-based programs. One session at the meeting entitled “The Cancer Care Transformation Playbook” will look at opportunities to reduce costs and improve care. The…

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Want to succeed in OCM? Invest in patient education.

Reducing avoidable emergency department visits and hospitalizations There is general agreement among cancer care providers, payers and health IT companies that the Oncology Care Model’s best hope of success is reducing emergency department visits and avoiding unneeded hospitalizations. Since drug prices are mostly fixed, it’s the these costly hospital visits that are a promising area…

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