Patient Reported Outcomes

Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Care

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...

Patient-Reported Outcomes and 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...

Taking a Proactive Approach to Symptom Management

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...

Dr. Ethan Basch Receives Clinical Research Award

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...

Join us for a webinar presented by Advisory Board

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...

Better Cancer Care with Patient Reported Outcomes

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...

Connect with us at NCCN

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...

Improve survival with remote monitoring

The recent annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss new innovations and treatments. ASCO’s Plenary Session highlighted four abstracts “deemed to have the...

Remote Monitoring Proven to Increase Survival

As the pressure on cancer care providers to identify ways to deliver high quality care at a lower cost, there is a big opportunity to use technology to give patients the personalized care they need. Navigating Cancer has led the way in developing tools that will put...

Make patient-reported outcomes meaningful with PRM

Fierce Healthcare recently reported on a study that compared the information patients were including on paper questionnaires to what was actually recorded in the EMR. It probably comes as no surprise that the study found that frequently what was reported by the...

Health Tracker: Managing Your Highest Risk Patients

Remote Monitoring and Patient Reported Outcomes As many cancer care providers recognize, one thing that could be vastly improved in the current care model is understanding what chemotherapy patients are experiencing between clinic visits. Knowing if the patient is...

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...

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...

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 existed...

The Rise of PROs

Cancer care is becoming value-based. Evidence of this evolution is widespread, from the rise of the oncology medical home and the Cancer Care Payment Reform Act H.R. 1934, to successful payer pilots such as UnitedHealthcare’s episode payment model and the University...

Patient Reported Outcomes

I had an interesting conversation this week with Dr. Ethan Basch from Memorial Sloan Kettering.  He is a medical oncologist focused on prostate cancer and a leading researcher on the impact and value of patients reporting their treatment side effects and the impact...