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Measuring Success in Value-Based Care

Recently Definitive Healthcare hosted a virtual panel for the second session of their panel series focused on measuring success in value-based care. Three panelists from healthcare technology organizations participated and brought their unique perspectives on implementing value-based care initiatives to the conversation.

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New! Download an eBook to learn more about PRM technology

Navigating Cancer spent the last 10+ years developing technologies to improve cancer care for patients and providers. Through that time and with the benefit of some really innovative clinical partners, we’ve seen exciting progress in cancer care. We’ve seen: The positive patient impact

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Succeeding in value-based care requires transformation

At Navigating Cancer we talk to all different kinds of cancer care providers, including small, community practices, large, multi-location practices, or even hospitals and health systems. They’re all facing similar challenges and regulatory pressures to: Help patients avoid the emergency department and

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The Emerging Challenges in Cancer Care

During a session at the recent Advisory Board Oncology Roundtable meeting, Stuart Clark, Managing Director, shared three emerging challenges for cancer care providers: value-based care, clinical innovations, and patient experience. Those likely don’t come as a surprise, but there were some interesting

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Improving the early cancer patient experience

The cancer patient journey begins well before the first appointment with an oncologist. In this year’s Advisory Board Cancer Patient Experience Survey, the results focused on what matters most to patients early in their cancer journey, and how providers can deliver better

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AJMC’s Innovation and Quality in Oncology Care

AJMC’s Institute for Value Based Medicine recently hosted an event titled “Innovation and Quality in Oncology Care.” It featured several leaders in the transformation of oncology care who are changing the way cancer care is provided and improving patient experiences and outcomes.

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The COA Oncology Care Model 2.0 webinar

On Friday July 12, 2019, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) held a webinar to review their proposed plan for the next iteration of the Oncology Care Model (OCM), OCM 2.0. Last month COA announced their full proposal for OCM 2.0, which was

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Don’t ignore the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis

At the recent Value in Cancer Care Summit, a former bankruptcy judge, Karen Overstreet, addressed the financial toxicity that often comes with a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is overwhelming and confusing and there is often not a lot of transparency about the financial

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Better Cancer Care with Patient Reported Outcomes

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research recently held its 6th Annual Value in Cancer Care Summit. The morning plenary session was given by Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, entitled “Collecting Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Cancer Care.” Dr. Schrag

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Give your patient engagement efforts a boost

A central requirement of many value-based programs is patient engagement and cancer care providers have invested significant time and money into engagement efforts. Yet it continues to be a real challenge. Portals are generally underutilized, office visits are short and medical information

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Closing the loop for symptom management

In the transition to value-based care, symptom management for cancer patients has emerged as a key factor in not only delivering high quality care, but also preventing unnecessary ED visits and hospitalizations. Triage nurses using Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management platform are

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Artificial Intelligence and Community Oncology

The Community Oncology Conference recently featured a panel discussion of organizations piloting an artificial intelligence (AI) program. The discussion opened with John Frownfelter, the Chief Medical Information Officer at JVION, describing the challenges of cancer care today and value-based programs, in particular.

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Introducing Home Care Instructions blog

Give your patients added support after managing a triage incident over the phone. Deliver follow up Home Care Instructions right to the patient in a convenient way. After speaking with a patient and providing interventions for symptom management, your care team can

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Catching up with Minnesota Oncology

Minnesota Oncology, a member of The US Oncology Network, has been participating in pay for performance programs over the past five years and are in the process of becoming certified as an oncology medical home. This large, innovative practice wanted to ensure

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Upcoming 2019 Conferences and Events

Learn About What’s New with Navigating Cancer Over the next several months we will be rolling out exciting new features and functionality for our Patient Relationship Management (PRM) solution – if you will be at any of these upcoming events, schedule a

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Alliance Cancer Specialists Selects Navigating Cancer

As a growing practice and a participant in the Oncology Care Model, Alliance Cancer Specialists identified Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management platform as the best technology for both better care coordination as well as patient engagement. The Navigating Cancer PRM helps care

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The Importance of Personalized Communication for Cancer Patients

A recent study published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network titled “Determinants and Outcomes of Satisfaction With Healthcare Provider Communication Among Cancer Survivors” examined the impact of communication on cancer patients. They found that patients who were more satisfied

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Are you attending ACCC’s National Oncology Conference?

This conference includes speakers who will address the dramatic changes in healthcare, technology, and other challenges facing oncology programs and practices today. As we move forward, innovative solutions will be needed to better coordinate care, contain costs, and operate more efficiently. To learn

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