Publications

A collaboration with Texas Oncology to realize the benefits of ePROs: Dancing the Texas Two-Step through a global pandemic.

In a study of real-world ePRO implementation, Texas Oncology targeted cancer patients initiating systemic therapy to enroll in the Health Tracker ePRO digital monitoring program. The process included patient screening, introduction to the program, enrollment, initiation, observation, and intervention through the triage board workflow. There was a 65% ePRO compliance rate in the 4375 patients enrolled, as well as high participation rates among patients 65 years and older, those completing ePROs via text message, and patients on oral treatment.

In collaboration with oncology clinics, cancer research institutes, and life science partners, we innovate in key areas to enable advancements in symptom management to improve patient outcomes.

Enhance clinical care through the development of products for cancer patients

Contribute to clinical research incorporating patient reported outcomes (PROs) data.

Power population health analytics for identifying at-risk patients and providing timely interventions.

Publications

Implementation of electronic patient-reported outcomes for symptom monitoring in a large multi-site community oncology practice: Dancing the Texas Two-Step through a global pandemic. 

Availability

American Society of Clinical Oncology (2021) 12103

RESEARCH OBJECTIVE

This Texas Two-Step study, a two-part (hybrid) implementation-effectiveness evaluation of Navigating Cancer’s ePRO digital monitoring tool with a stepped-wedge design, will assess both patient and organization-level outcomes at Texas Oncology, a large community oncology practice, according to the RE-AIM framework – reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance. 

Authors

Debra A. Patt, Lalan S. Wilfong, Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson, Amila M. Patel, Holly Books, Lance Ortega, Ben Pearson, Rhonda Boren, Shrutika Patil, Kristin Olson-Celli, Ethan M. Basch

Implementation of an Electronic Patient Management Solution at a Community Oncology Practice.

Availability

American Society of Clinical Oncology (2021)

RESEARCH OBJECTIVE

In order to assess our own healthcare resource utilization, Texas Oncology embarked on a quality initiative and found that most ED visits occurred during regular business hours. Prolonged patient call back times were consistently rated poorly on satisfaction surveys and often led to ED visits for symptoms that could be managed in our offices. Initially we had no insight into call back times. We then partnered with Navigating Cancer (NC) to implement an electronic patient management technology solution with the goal of improving symptom resolution while also providing a tool to minimize staff burden.

Authors

Lalan S. Wilfong, Amila M. Patel, Lance Ortega, Rhonda Boren, Ben Pearson, Terry Lynn Jensen, Holly Books, Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson, Debra A. Patt

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