Minnesota Oncology recently announced the practice-wide implementation of Health Tracker, Navigating Cancer’s patient-reported outcomes program. Minnesota Oncology is leading the way in the state by extending the care they provide with remote monitoring for oral adherence and management of side effects. Paul Thurmes, MD, Medical Director at Minnesota Oncology commented, “We are confident that standardizing the care we provide and prompting patients to communicate with us will result in better outcomes and reduced costs.”
Navigating Cancer team members were on site recently in the Minneapolis area. It was exciting to see patients enrolled in Health Tracker in person, and some patients even got started right from the infusion chair. An added bonus, the program includes an easy way to request a call from the care team with just one click – so in addition to gaining added support as patients navigate their treatment, patients can ask for assistance without having to make a phone call. One nurse told us it was great to see the patient experience for Health Tracker in person. She said that it was not only was it easy for patients to use, but the real-time data delivered to her workboard will help her track oral compliance and side effects in one convenient location.
Navigating Cancer’s Customer Success Manager for Health Tracker, Susan Esary, BSN, RN, has led several ‘go-lives’ at practices across the United States in the past several months. She sees the potential for this program to have a positive impact on patient lives, saying, “I love how easy getting patients enrolled in the program is – I’ve seen all sorts of patients get engaged and I’m looking forward to working with our customers as they settle into this new workflow.”
Interested in integrating patient-reported outcomes as a standard part the cancer care your practice provides? Contact us to learn more about Health Tracker.