Patient Engagement

The Value of a Patient Portal: A Customer’s Perspective

Patient Engagement is not just a new “buzz word” in healthcare, but its here to stay.  Healthcare providers do not need to look far to find examples.  HITECH Meaningful Use, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient Centered Medical Home, and Commission on Cancer...

Digital Technology and Brand Planning

Many individuals consider “digital” a channel when it’s not - it is however, a capability that all communicators should have. Just about everyone in the US uses some sort of digital communication, with internet penetration around 80% of the population.  When you also...

The Navigating Cancer Community

At Navigating Cancer, we believe that it takes a community of people to help support a cancer patient.  Cancer is a scary disease.  It’s overwhelming to the patient, and to their family and to their own community of friends and family who feel so helpless. That’s why...

Patient Portals Help Deliver Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement is not just the new buzz word in healthcare, but it is here to stay.  Healthcare providers do not need to look far to find examples.  HITECH Meaningful Use, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient Centered Medical Home, and Commission on...

10 Tips to Marketing Your Patient Portal to Your Patients

Now that you have a patient portal, it’s time to start thinking about how to make your patients aware of this new service. Patients will want to use this new service, but many will look to you, their healthcare team, to guide their usage.  Your promotion of the...

Time Is Running Out – Find a Patient Portal now!

Patient engagement is quickly becoming a requirement, whether it’s for HIPAA, HITECH Meaningful Use, Medical Home, or Accountable Care Organizations; Clinics are struggling with decisions on how to meet all these requirements.  Providers are juggling many balls while...

What Patients Say About Their Navigating Cancer Patient Portal

There is a lot of talk about patient portals in the news.   Practices need to provide patients with online access to their parts of their health records to meeting healthcare reform requirements.  Now that practices are providing this service, we wanted to share what...

Patient Engagement and the Patient Engagement Framework

One of the many aspects of healthcare reform is the concept of patient centered care, whether it’s HITECH, medical home or accountable care organization.  To provide patient centered care, healthcare professionals must engage with their patients and provide tools and...

New Commission on Cancer Standards Provide More Patient Centered Care

The new Commission on Cancer standards for oncology practices feature a more patient centered approach to care. While most practices are currently focused on solving the Meaningful Use objectives, savvy administrators will be looking at the big picture and considering how technology solutions can help them meet multiple needs, such as the new CoC standards.

What is a patient portal?

Learn how patient portals work, benefits and features, and why health care providers will need a patient portal to qualify for the Meaningful Use incentives.

Patient Portal: the Gateway to Patient Centered Care and Meaningful Use

To give patients electronic access to their health information, oncology clinics will need to implement a patient portal that integrates with their EMR. More than just a log in page, a patient portal can be an opportunity to engage patients in their care while making your practice more efficient and cost effective.

Cooking with Cancer: Recipes for cancer patients

Our mission at Navigating Cancer is to empower those diagnosed with cancer to be active participants in their care. To that end, we feature resources from trusted experts that can sometimes be hard to find in the vast expanse of the internet. One area that has been...

Cancer blog round up: caregivers and supporters

This week we shine the spotlight on blog posts from caregivers and supporters of loved ones with cancer. Cancer not only affects those that are diagnosed, but also their circle of friends and family. As outlined below, simple tasks such as shopping for food can take...

Build Your Own Personal Library

The Navigating Cancer development team has been hard at work and just released some changes to the site based on feedback from our members, including an updated member home page navigation and a new feature that allows you to save resources and other favorite content...

Cancer blog round up: February 3, 2011

This week we feature survivor blogs from a variety of cancer types including multiple myeloma, lymphoma, melanoma and breast, although many of the experiences they share are relatable across all cancer types. We also include a blog post from a supporter and Navigating...

Navigating Cancer blog directory

Part of our mission at Navigating Cancer is to foster an online community for people affected by cancer. Over the last few months we've featured a weekly round up of our favorite blog posts from the cancer blogosphere. The cancer survivor community is an active and...

Cancer blog round up: January 14

This week we feature blogs from survivors in a variety of cancer types including breast and thyroid cancer, melanoma and leukemia. From how to manage pain to not letting cancer get in the way of your dreams, as always there's no shortage of inspirational stories from...

Shared experience promotion winner

We had a great response from the Navigating Cancer community to our shared experience promotion over the holidays, with over 60 stories published in a little over two weeks. We were unsure how many responses we would receive given how busy everyone is during that time...

Cancer blog round up: December 17

This week in our blog round up we feature breast and colon cancer bloggers, and two Navigating Cancer community members who have shared their cancer stories. As the year winds down, we're thankful for all the stories and experiences that we've been fortunate to come...

Share Your Cancer Stories

Share an Experience for a Chance to Win a Kindle The holidays are a time to reflect on the past year, be thankful for your blessings, and a chance to give back to those in need and/or who played an important role in your life. Since our launch in January, we’ve...

Cancer blog round up: December 10

December - No Cancer Awareness Month? The fall is a busy time for cancer awareness months, with September, October and November raising awareness for ten(!) different cancer types. Things slow down dramatically in the winter, with no awareness campaigns until March....

Cancer blog round up: December 3

It's Friday, and that means another round up of blog posts from the online cancer community. This week we feature posts from bloggers with lymphoma, thyroid and ovarian cancer. If you have a blog that you'd like us to consider for future round ups, please live a link...