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Planning for the future of oncology care

The Advisory Board recently hosted a webinar titled “How cancer programs are responding to COVID-19 and planning for future market trends.” I shared a summary of part of the webinar that was related to COVID-19 in late March, but it also included

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On Demand Webinar: ePROs and Cancer Care

Electronic patient-reported outcomes have been gaining momentum, especially in cancer care where patients often face side effects and other barriers to care. COVID-19 may be accerlating the incorporation of ePROs into routine cancer care. The pandemic has caused cancer programs to swiftly

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Cancer programs respond to COVID-19

The Advisory Board’s Oncology Roundtable recently hosted a webinar where they shared what they have heard from cancer programs responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patient Safety Obviously priority number 1 is patient safety. As the virus spreads in every state in the

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Mapping the Landscape of Digital Technologies in Oncology

This year’s ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit included a session titled, “Digital Health Revolution.” We shared a summary of the comments from the panel that was assembled for the discussion, but there was also an introductory portion focused

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HHS’ latest interoperability rule’s impact on data sharing

On March 9. 2020, HHS finalized the “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program.” These rules were proposed at the 2019 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in order to promote interoperability in

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Digital Health Revolution

As the science around cancer treatment rapidly expands, new digital tools are capturing more data than ever, and most cancer care providers are navigating the transition to value-based care, it was no surprise that this year’s ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer

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Minnesota Oncology Launches Health Tracker Practice-Wide

Minnesota Oncology recently announced the practice-wide implementation of Health Tracker, Navigating Cancer’s patient-reported outcomes program. Minnesota Oncology is leading the way in the state by extending the care they provide with remote monitoring for oral adherence and management of side effects. Paul

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Tactics to reduce avoidable ED utilization and hospitalizations

Recently Navigating Cancer hosted a webinar from the Advisory Board’s Oncology Roundtable titled, “Tactics to Reduce Avoidable ED and Hospital Use.” We were really excited to bring this presentation to our community – our patient relationship management digital platform enables quick symptom

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Support for ePROs in Oncology Care First Model

Earlier this month, Dr. Ethan Basch, Dr. Lalan Wilfong, and Dr. Deborah Schrag joined forces to publish an editorial for JAMA to express their support for the inclusion of electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) collection to the Oncology Care First (OCF) model set

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Improving outcomes through patient engagement and PROs

A patient-engaged approach to cancer care has been shown to improve outcomes and the entire patient experience. When patients can report their symptoms easily, those symptoms can be managed in a more timely fashion, reducing visits to emergency departments and improving medication

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Connect with Navigating Cancer this spring!

We are looking forward to a few upcoming events in the spring of 2020 and would love to connect with you if you will be there too! Let us know! ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit  In March some

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Join us for a webinar hosted by Advisory Board’s Oncology Roundtable

Strategies to Reduce Unnecessary Emergency Department Utilization Hear about what leading organizations are doing to increase patient access to care, educate patients about appropriate use of health services, and develop targeted programs for frequent users. In this webinar, you’ll learn: Current emergency

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The importance of personalized patient education in cancer care

We have seen the pharma-provider relationship and healthcare landscape continue to evolve in recent years. As the rate of oncology drug approvals increases, both through additional indications and new treatment innovations, ensuring oncology physicians and patients have access to the right education

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Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Care

If you’ve been paying attention to trends in the discussions around value-based cancer care, you’ve probably been hearing a good bit about electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs). At the National Oncology Conference, Dr. Ethan Basch, a leading patient-reported outcomes researcher, was the recipient

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Personalized Medicine and Value-Based Care

How is personalized medicine impacting oncology? A panel at AJMC’s recent Patient-Centered Oncology Care Conference explored this topic. Payer, diagnostic, and advocacy representatives shared their perspectives in this discussion. What is personalized medicine? The panelists all agreed on a definition for personalized

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Future of Oncology Advanced Payment Models

The shift to value What’s next for oncology advanced payment models? That was the topic one panel tackled at AJMC’s recent Patient Centered Oncology Care Conference. The panel represented the provider, payer, and technology perspectives. There was agreement that the Oncology Care

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Patient-Reported Outcomes and Value-Based Care

Scientific research demonstrates that clinicians miss approximately half of patients’ symptoms during cancer treatment. As a result, patients can suffer due to poor symptom control, treatments may be delayed or missed, and preventable emergency room visits and hospitalizations occur. It is known

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Keeping up with the rapidly changing landscape of cancer care

The American Journal of Managed Care recently hosted the Patient-Centered Oncology Care Conference in Philadelphia. The theme of this meeting was “Innovation and Quality: New Direction in Value-Based Care” and it was comprised of a full day of presentations from thought leaders

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Taking a Proactive Approach to Symptom Management

Advisory Board recently hosted a webinar that reviewed models and technologies that cancer programs have implemented for remote symptom monitoring. The Oncology Roundtable team shared their research and made a compelling business case for introducing remote symptom monitoring in cancer care.  The

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2019 ACCC National Oncology Conference Roundup

The ACCC 36th National Oncology Conference was attended by hundreds of cancer care professionals and thought leaders. Over three days, attendees and presenters shared insights, experiences, and strategies for improving cancer care. Navigating Cancer’s team spoke to attendees in the exhibit hall

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