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OCM 2.0

At this year’s Community Oncology Alliance (COA) Conference, a session titled, “OCM 2.0: The Universal Oncology Payment Model,” drew a very large audience. It outlined what COA sees as the primary issues with the current model and provided some suggestions for revamping it so that it is accessible to all cancer care providers. Presenter Kavita…

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Community Oncology Conference: Fueling the Cancer Moonshot

The recent meeting of the Community Oncology Alliance was a two day event that covered topics impacting community oncology practices including treatment advances, practice innovations and payment reform models. The sessions were packed with providers, patient advocates and other stakeholders very interested in learning from each other and sharing their experiences. A panel discussion titled…

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Partnering for better healthcare technology solutions

A recent article in Fierce Healthcare titled, “Health technology startups and innovators: Ignore physicians at your product’s peril” outlined the possible reasons that many healthcare related technologies miss the mark, fall flat or are never adopted or integrated into workflows in a meaningful way. It cited the cost of physician time as a big reason…

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Oncology Consultants Selects Navigating Cancer Technology to Move Value-Based Initiatives to the Next Level

Oncology Consultants is the leader in cancer care with 18 providers treating patients in 10 locations across the Houston area. Their practice thrives in the face of growing competition and challenging business conditions in part due to their willingness to anticipate needs, adopt new technologies and participate in experimental programs including the Oncology Care Model.…

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Peer support could be the missing component to your patient engagement strategy

It’s probably safe to say that true patient engagement is widely accepted as one of the primary drivers that will enable successful value-based cancer care. As the cost of care continues to rise to levels that are unsustainable and low medication adherence persists as a serious issue, figuring out how to achieve engagement in a…

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Focus of Leading Health Systems in the Changing Healthcare Landscape

A recent survey published by Premier, Inc queried C-suite leaders of prominent health systems to find out what they were focused on in light of the new administration and the changing healthcare landscape. While the top focus areas may not be all that surprising – they are important to think about. At Navigating Cancer, we’re…

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Collaboration May Be the Key to Improving Cancer Care

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) recently held its annual Value in Cancer Care Summit which brought providers, patients and payers together to talk about challenges to overcome and opportunities to improve in cancer care. It was a day full of thought provoking discussion about the shift to value-based care, ways to make…

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