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Easily Reach Patient Populations with Batch Messaging

While secure messaging is a common feature for many portals, Navigating Cancer offers a great way to reach entire patient populations in just a few clicks. With Batch Messaging, practices can send preventive care reminders to multiple patients, generate notifications for specific

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Do you know how MACRA will impact you?

CMS recently issued its MACRA final rule, which has some updated and new implications for clinics in 2018. Here’s an overview of what has changed: If you would like to learn more about how Navigating Cancer can help position you for success

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Team Member Spotlight: Rachel Sanders

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and

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How one clinic tackled the Oncology Care Model

Northwest Medical Specialties was presented with a 2017 Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers at the National Oncology Conference in Nashville this week. In conjunction with that, Sibel Blau, MD and Jessa Dunivan will be presenting their approach to

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The Potential of Pathways for Symptom Management

Clinical pathways are one of the main tools employed across health care to manage quality and consistency. They provide practitioners with the tools they need to ensure standardization and deliver efficient, organized, and evidence-based care for every patient. Pathways also reduce the

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Give Patients the Tools They Need to Engage

Navigating Cancer surveys patients using our patient relationship management tools on an ongoing basis. Here is a summation of what they told us between July and September of 2017. The comments they provided are too numerous to include here, but are largely

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Team Member Spotlight: Scott Berkley

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and

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Practice Spotlight: Northwest Medical Specialties

While many cancer care providers are still working on understanding exactly what programs like the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Oncology Care Model (OCM) mean to them, many of our partner clinics have jumped into the deep end of value-based

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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

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Team Member Spotlight: Jennifer Day

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and

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Reduce the burden on staff and help cancer patients

Did you know Navigating Cancer’s patient education program can make a real difference for your staff and patients? We can help get validated content automatically delivered to your patients right when they need it: Contact us today to learn more!

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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

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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

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Team Member Spotlight: Arthur Kepler

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and

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Relaxed Requirements for Chronic Care Management (CCM)

CMS recently came out with new updates to Chronic Care Management (CCM), making it easier to qualify and receive payment for these services. CCM, a program that allows physicians to bill for services furnished for Medicare patients with 2+ chronic conditions, is

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Three Ways to Position Your Practice for OCM and MIPS Success

Oncology Care Model? Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Value-based care is upon us and whichever program you’re participating in, you need to have an effective patient engagement plan in place. The premise of value-based care is that more coordinated and connected patient

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Improve survival with remote monitoring

The recent annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss new innovations and treatments. ASCO’s Plenary Session highlighted four abstracts “deemed to have the greatest potential to impact

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Remote Monitoring Proven to Increase Survival

As the pressure on cancer care providers to identify ways to deliver high quality care at a lower cost, there is a big opportunity to use technology to give patients the personalized care they need. Navigating Cancer has led the way in

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The Power of Patient Education

We’ve always advocated that when patients understand their diagnosis and are knowledgable on what to expect it yields better outcomes and gives patients a better experience during and after treatment. That’s why we built a robust education engine to deliver targeted, treatment-specific content

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The Importance of Community-based Cancer Care

At the recent Community Oncology Alliance Conference, one session explored the question “Why does the site of cancer care matter?” Community oncology clinics are closing or being acquired by hospitals at a swift pace and they are looking hard at the reasons

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Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Drasnin

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and

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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

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