Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring, Symptom Management

If you’ve been paying attention to trends in the discussions around value-based cancer care, you’ve probably been hearing a good bit about electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs). At the National Oncology Conference, Dr. Ethan Basch, a leading patient-reported outcomes researcher, was the recipient of ACCC’s Clinical Research Award for his remarkable findings in that field. CMMI’s proposed successor to the Oncology … Read More

Patient-Reported Outcomes and Value-Based Care

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Value-based Care

Scientific research demonstrates that clinicians miss approximately half of patients’ symptoms during cancer treatment. As a result, patients can suffer due to poor symptom control, treatments may be delayed or missed, and preventable emergency room visits and hospitalizations occur. It is known that poorly controlled symptoms drive preventable ER visits. As more practices engage in value-based care agreements and explore … Read More

Taking a Proactive Approach to Symptom Management

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

Advisory Board recently hosted a webinar that reviewed models and technologies that cancer programs have implemented for remote symptom monitoring. The Oncology Roundtable team shared their research and made a compelling business case for introducing remote symptom monitoring in cancer care.  The Importance Symptom Management Unnecessary emergency room (ER) visits and hospitalizations are on ongoing challenge. Advisory Board’s data group … Read More

Dr. Ethan Basch Receives Clinical Research Award

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring

Dr. Basch was the recipient of the Clinical Research Award at ACCC’s National Oncology Conference in Orlando last week. This award recognizes individuals whose research has significantly and positively impacted the oncology patient. Dr. Basch has done this with his work with public and private agencies to bring the patient voice into clinical research for safer drug development, improved quality … Read More

Join us for a webinar presented by Advisory Board

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring

Improve cancer patient satisfaction and reduce costs with remote monitoring Thinking about exploring remote symptom monitoring for cancer patients at your organization? Join us for a special presentation from Advisory Board’s Oncology Roundtable on Tuesday, October 22nd from 3-4pm EST! This presentation will review some of the models and technologies that cancer programs have implemented for remote symptom monitoring. The … Read More

The value of investing in remote symptom monitoring for your cancer patients

Susie BaficoPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring, Symptom Management

A recent article from Advisory Board confirms what we’ve been advocating at Navigating Cancer for a while now: remote symptom monitoring is essential for improved patient outcomes. Symptom and side effect management can help reduce costs, improve quality of life, and help patients live longer. Advisory Board cites a recent study from France that supports this idea. The study looked at … Read More

Better Cancer Care with Patient Reported Outcomes

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring, Symptom Management

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research recently held its 6th Annual Value in Cancer Care Summit. The morning plenary session was given by Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, entitled “Collecting Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Cancer Care.” Dr. Schrag began her talk by reminding the audience that a patient reported outcome (PROs) is “any report of the … 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

Connect with us at NCCN

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

If you are going to be attending NCCN in Orlando this week, let us know. We’d love to connect – we’ll be in booth 252 in the exhibit area. Learn more about our Patient Relationship Management software, including care management and remote monitoring. About the Conference: The NCCN Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™ attracts … Read More

Don’t Overlook Depression Screening for Cancer Patients

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

Depression is a common issue for cancer patients and there are obvious reasons for that – the diagnosis itself, uncertainty of the outcome, financial stress and many more. It can also go untreated when the symptoms – weight loss, loss of appetite and others – are often similar to common side effects experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy. The 2017 Cancer … Read More