Closing the loop for symptom management

Stephanie GingerNews, Patient Relationship Management, 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 able to provide thorough, consistent symptom management over the phone to patients as soon as they need help. … Read More

Leverage Symptom Management and Triage Pathways to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Symptom Management

At the recent ACCC 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, there was a lot of focus on the challenges so many cancer care providers face, like the complexities of the Oncology Care Model, new applications for artificial intelligence, how to leverage technology to impact care and more. In one session, Mah-Jabeen Soobader of Archway Health presented a study … Read More

Catching up with Minnesota Oncology

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

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 they were ready for the future of cancer care and recognized that a technology-based solution would be necessary … Read More

Learn About What’s New with Navigating Cancer During AMCCBS

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Patient Relationship Management

We are looking forward to ACCC 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit in Washington D.C. next week! Find us during the conference in booth 207. Here are a couple of other great opportunities to learn about the value and impact of Patient Relationship Management: On Thursday, March 21 at 4:25pm Archway Health will be presenting a “Case Study: Reducing Cancer Costs … Read More

Upcoming 2019 Conferences and Events

Stephanie GingerNews, Patient Relationship Management, Uncategorized

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 time to meet up: ACCC 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, Washington D.C., March 20-22, 2019 … Read More

Journal of Oncology Practice Study: Symptom Management Reduces Cancer Care Costs

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

The Journal of Oncology Practice just published a study that examined triage incidents at two mid-sized community cancer care providers. Both practices use Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management platform to coordinate patient care, including triage and symptom management. The authors of the study analyzed symptom related incidents in a 6-month period of time, seeking to quantify the value of telephone … Read More

Alliance Cancer Specialists Selects Navigating Cancer

Stephanie GingerNews, Patient Relationship Management

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 teams quickly manage symptoms using integrated pathways with standing orders, captures discrete data and offers robust reporting, which … Read More

A key tactic to reduce ED visits: empower patients to report symptoms

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

We recently returned from the Association of Cancer Executives Annual Meeting where the Advisory Board gave a presentation titled, “Strategies to Keep Your Cancer Patients Out of the ED.” This has been a hot topic in the transition to value-based care – we wrote about it here and the Journal of Oncology Practice recently published a study that concluded proactive … Read More

Do you have the process and tools in place for proactive symptom management?

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

As the leading oncology-specific Patient Relationship Management platform, we talk to cancer care providers on a regular basis to determine how we can best help them meet their goals. We are working to improve our existing tools and also look to the future and anticipate what will be needed next, but that’s not always clear. We know from talking to … Read More

New study finds that symptom management pathways result in cost reductions

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

A study published in the Journal of Oncology Practice identifies tools to reduce costs The authors of the study, titled “Reducing Cancer Costs Through Symptom Management and Triage Pathways,” analyzed data from two practices that utilize Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management platform to deliver patient-centered care. They found that the use of the platform’s triage functionality together with its symptom … Read More