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Patient Engagement Survey Results

Survey found cancer patients overwhelmingly want to be engaged in their care, have a desire for education and are interested in using technology to be connected to their health care team.

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ACCC Oncology Issues Guest Article

How patient portals will play a central role in solving the Meaningful Use objectives of providing patient centered care. A guest article by Navigating Cancer’s CEO, Gena Cook, in the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of Oncology Issues.

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Medical Home vs. Accountable Care Organization

The differences between the medical home and accountable care organization (ACO) models, including the risks and benefits of each. Guest article from Bo Gamble, Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives with Community Oncology Alliance (COA).

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What is a patient portal?

Learn how patient portals work, benefits and features, and why health care providers will need a patient portal to qualify for the Meaningful Use incentives.

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Oncology Patient Centered Medical Home

How the medical home concept can be applied to community oncology clinics, the important role technology plays, and a case study of the first oncology clinic to be certified as a medical home.

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Patient Empowerment video

Inspiring TED talk video from patient advocate Dave deBronkart, who after being diagnosed with a rare cancer went online and found the treatment that would save his life from a group of fellow patients.

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Patient Portal: the Gateway to Patient Centered Care and Meaningful Use

To give patients electronic access to their health information, oncology clinics will need to implement a patient portal that integrates with their EMR. More than just a log in page, a patient portal can be an opportunity to engage patients in their care while making your practice more efficient and cost effective.

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Cancer and the environment

Cancer and the Environment Today is Earth Day, an opportunity to reflect on the impact we each have on the planet (as individuals and as companies), but also a day to consider how the products and foods we consume can have an

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Meaningful Use Rules: The Basics

Meaningful Use Rules: The Basics Over the past couple of months, I’ve been invited to speak about HITECH and Meaningful Use at a number of oncology state society meetings (Texas/Colorado/Oklahoma/New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama) and at the ACCC annual gathering, and

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Search and Navigation Improvements

Today we released some navigation changes to simplify searching and finding resources on the site. Members and non-members will find it easier to customize their searches to find the specific content they’re looking for. New Explore Navigation Box The Explore navigation box

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Cancer News: February 2011

Every weekday we track the mainstream news media to see what’s making headlines in the world of cancer and share the most interesting ones with our followers on Twitter. Below is a round up of the cancer news articles that caught our

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Colon Cancer Screening

March is colon cancer awareness month, and we wanted to help raise awareness for a free or low cost colon cancer screening program offered by the CDC for low income and underinsured individuals in 25 states. What is colon cancer screening? Colon

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Gena Cook to speak at ACCC meeting

Navigating Cancer’s CEO, Gena Cook, will be speaking at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 37th annual meeting in Washington D.C. March 24-26, 2011.

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Cooking with Cancer: Recipes for cancer patients

Our mission at Navigating Cancer is to empower those diagnosed with cancer to be active participants in their care. To that end, we feature resources from trusted experts that can sometimes be hard to find in the vast expanse of the internet.

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Greg Maxfield to speak at Alabama Cancer Congress

Navigating Cancer’s VP of Business Development, Greg Maxfield, will be speaking at the Alabama Cancer Congress (ACC) meeting April 1-3, 2011. Greg will speak about the HITECH Act, Meaningful Use and how it will impact patients and their families.

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Cancer blog round up: caregivers and supporters

This week we shine the spotlight on blog posts from caregivers and supporters of loved ones with cancer. Cancer not only affects those that are diagnosed, but also their circle of friends and family. As outlined below, simple tasks such as shopping

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