How one clinic tackled the Oncology Care Model

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Population Health, Value-based Care

Northwest Medical Specialties was presented with a 2017 Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers at the National Oncology Conference in Nashville this week. In conjunction with that, Sibel Blau, MD and Jessa Dunivan will be presenting their approach to the Oncology Care Model and other value-based initiatives at the meeting. If you’re there – don’t miss it … Read More

The Potential of Pathways for Symptom Management

Stephanie GingerPatient-centered Care, Value-based Care

Clinical pathways are one of the main tools employed across health care to manage quality and consistency. They provide practitioners with the tools they need to ensure standardization and deliver efficient, organized, and evidence-based care for every patient. Pathways also reduce the variability of how patients are treated. In cancer care, clinical pathways have been mostly comprised of treatment guidelines … Read More

Give Patients the Tools They Need to Engage

Stephanie GingerPatient Engagement, Patient-centered Care

Navigating Cancer surveys patients using our patient relationship management tools on an ongoing basis. Here is a summation of what they told us between July and September of 2017. The comments they provided are too numerous to include here, but are largely focused on how important access to information and education is to them and their satisfaction with their care. … Read More

Team Member Spotlight: Scott Berkley

Stephanie GingerTeam Spotlight

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and our team here at Navigating Cancer. Meet Scott Berkley, a key member of our Interoperability Team: Briefly describe your … Read More

Practice Spotlight: Northwest Medical Specialties

Stephanie GingerOncology Care Model, Value-based Care

While many cancer care providers are still working on understanding exactly what programs like the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Oncology Care Model (OCM) mean to them, many of our partner clinics have jumped into the deep end of value-based care and are leading the way for others. One of those is Northwest Medical Specialties (NWMS), a comprehensive … Read More

A Patient-First Approach: Meet Patients Where They Are

Stephanie GingerPatient-centered Care, Value-based Care

In the world of software development, “mobile-first” is a concept that some companies use as a guiding principle. That means developers consider the mobile user first, designing applications suitable for a small screen with limited detail and then add features and more complicated design elements as the device dimensions get larger. It’s gaining traction as more and more people have … Read More

Navigating Cancer and Northwest Oncology & Hematology are excited to announce their new partnership

Stephanie GingerNews, Patient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Northwest Oncology & Hematology. This practice has already been recognized for its innovation in the delivery of value-based care and we are excited to help them implement our oncology-specific software solution to do even more for patients. Read the press release.

Triage Software with Symptom Management Pathways Facilitates $3.3 Million in Annual Savings

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

As cancer care providers work to identify ways to reduce costs while still providing high quality care, one expense has emerged as a potential area for savings: avoidable emergency visits and hospitalizations. Two innovative clinics at the forefront of value-based care have implemented Navigating Cancer’s triage software with symptom management pathways to deliver proactive care, manage side effects early and keep … Read More

Team Member Spotlight: Jennifer Day

Stephanie GingerTeam Spotlight

Some of us have dedicated our careers to the cancer field, some of us have dedicated our careers to helping people use technology to improve their lives and some of us just like helping people. We’re really proud of our work and our team here at Navigating Cancer. Meet Jennifer Day, a key member of our Design Team: Briefly describe your … 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