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Navigating the New Healthcare Landscape

One of Navigating Cancer’s key clinical partners, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, has worked hard to stay at the forefront of oncology care. Oncology Times recently published an article by CEO Barry Russo where he describes the decade-long journey navigating the changing healthcare landscape

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Team Spotlight: Anner Charrier

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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What to Expect with Health Reform 2.0?

The Uncertain Future of the ACA On January 20th, Donald J. Trump will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. and will most likely make good on his promise to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or

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Facing Interoperability Challenges

Interoperability continues to make headlines and proves to be an important element for truly coordinated and connected healthcare. Navigating Cancer is committed to interoperability with other healthcare systems and we have a dedicated team of developers who work to help our clinic

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Online Registration Makes Sense for Patients and Providers

Giving patients a convenient way to complete registration forms prior to their first appointment is an important improvement for the patient experience. Saving resources and providing your staff with an easy way to track patient registrations makes sense for your practice. The

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Team Spotlight: Sam Miller

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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The Realities of Qualifying for OCM Performance Payment

If you are a practice participating in OCM or want to prepare your practice for the inevitable industry-wide shift to value-based reimbursement, it’s time to re-evaluate your technology infrastructure. Your EMR may be enough to get you into the race, but only

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Navigating Cancer Expands Commercial Leadership Team

Navigating Cancer is pleased to announce the addition of Linda Smith and Clark Avery to its leadership team. As Vice President of Provider Sales, Linda Smith will focus on leading Navigating Cancer’s business development efforts with cancer programs across the United States

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Is it too early for two-sided risk in OCM?

We understand that some Oncology Care Model (OCM) practices are considering CMMI’s new offer to shift to upside/downside (two-sided) risk much earlier than originally planned – by January 1, 2017. As a continuing courtesy to Navigating Cancer customers who are participating in

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Team Spotlight: Ethel Evans

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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Engage Patients and Improve Clinical Outcomes with Patient Link

CMS offers incentives for eligible providers or organizations that meet Meaningful Use objectives, with the broader intent of engaging patients and improving clinical outcomes through use of technology. Navigating Cancer’s Patient Link offers a win-win solution. It helps providers improve care in

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Deliver the Right Information to the Right Patient at the Right Time

Patient Link Feature Spotlight: Patient Education Navigating Care is the premier patient relationship management platform for oncology-specific healthcare delivery. Patient Link, a product in the platform, serves as an electronic gateway for patients to access their own health record and interact with their

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Navigating Cancer Unveils Patient Relationship Management Platform

SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2016 – Navigating Cancer today announced a groundbreaking new software platform today that enables oncology providers to deliver patient-centered care at scale. The platform is called Navigating Care, and with functionality that goes far beyond that of the standard EMR and

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Team Spotlight: Jennifer Voorn

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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The Oncology Care Model Patient Experience

It’s no secret that policymakers are working to transform cancer care, shifting the basis of provider compensation from quantity of services to quality of outcomes. Currently, more than 20% of Medicare fee-for-service payments flow through alternative payment models (APMs), putting the Department of

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Are you ready for the Oncology Care Model?

The Oncology Care Model (OCM), set to start later this year, will transform cancer care for patients undergoing chemotherapy. To many cancer centers, more than a few OCM quality measures will be completely novel. To provide an easier way for providers to

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Customizing Educational Resources for Cancer Patients

According to Pew Research, 72% of internet users looked online for health information this past year. This is good because the more patients understand about their particular disease or treatment, the better equipped they are to manage symptoms or side effects. And poor

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Value-Based Payment Models and Why Your EMR May Fall Short

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are the software programs that underlie internal clinic workflow at most health care organizations. They’ve been around for a while but implementation nearly doubled nationwide from 2007 to 2012, thanks to the federal resources poured into EMR adoption

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Meaningful Use: What to Expect

Last month, acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt kicked up a media speculation storm when he said,“We are now in the process of ending Meaningful Use and moving to a new regime culminating with the MACRA implementation. The Meaningful Use program as it has

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Five Things You Should Know About the Oncology Care Model

Soon, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will announce the 100 participants for the Oncology Care Model (OCM), selected from the pool of applications they received last June. What do all cancer centers need to understand now about how OCM

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Why We Do What We Do

At Navigating Cancer, we’re a team of healthcare and technology veterans committed to helping patients and providers fight cancer better. Many of us have family members who have faced cancer, and a few among us are cancer survivors themselves. A couple times

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