A Patient-First Approach: Meet Patients Where They Are

Stephanie GingerPatient-centered Care, Value-based Care

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 complicated design elements as the device dimensions get larger. It’s gaining traction as more and more people have … Read More

Innovative practices become first in the country to earn NCQA Oncology Medical Home Recognition

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient-centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality by developing quality standards and performance measures. NCQA’s Oncology Medical Home Recognition program is built around putting the patient first, emphasizing team-based care, coordinated delivery and creating a close relationship between the patient and their care team. As a company built around similar goals, we … Read More

The Importance of Community-based Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerPatient-centered 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 why that’s the case, what makes sense financially and how it impacts the patient. It was argued that … Read More

Partnering for better healthcare technology solutions

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient-centered Care

A recent article in Fierce Healthcare titled, “Health technology startups and innovators: Ignore physicians at your product’s peril” outlined the possible reasons that many healthcare related technologies miss the mark, fall flat or are never adopted or integrated into workflows in a meaningful way. It cited the cost of physician time as a big reason that crucial stakeholders aren’t usually … Read More

NCCN Foundation Board Names New Leadership

Stephanie GingerNews, Patient-centered Care

Gena Cook, Co-Founder and CEO of Navigating Cancer has been named Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation Board of Directors – we’re excited about Gena’s expanded role with this important organization that is devoted to patient care, research, and education. “Since its inception, the NCCN Foundation has been providing one-of-a-kind guidelines to patients and their loved ones to … Read More

Congrats to the Cancer Center Business Summit Innovator Award Recipient

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient-centered Care

This year’s Cancer Center Business Summit was held over two days and was aimed at sharing “initiatives to re-imagine, re-design and re-build our system of cancer care delivery into the ‘value-based’ system of the future – focused on delivering care more efficiently, in a more patient centered way, and improving patient outcomes and survival rates.” Those goals were evident in … Read More

Navigating the New Healthcare Landscape

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient-centered Care

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 by committing to a two-pronged strategy: remaining flexible and embracing technology. Read the whole thing. If you are … Read More

Facing Interoperability Challenges

Stephanie GingerConnected Healthcare, Patient-centered Care

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 customers link our patient relationship management solution to their EMRs and Practice Management Systems. It’s been no small … Read More

Online Registration Makes Sense for Patients and Providers

Stephanie GingerPatient Engagement, Patient Relationship Management, Patient-centered Care

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 Registration feature using Navigating Care’s Patient Link is a great way to automate a process that can be … Read More