Hospitals mull multiple models for value-based payments

CFOs are experimenting with care coordination and population health as they determine the best value-based care model for their healthcare organizations. “What’s best for patients is what results in better financial outcomes for organizations. Do well by doing good.”

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GW Cancer Institute publishes core competencies for oncology patient navigators

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute has finalized 45 core competency statements for oncology patient navigators, who have become critical members of the health care team. These competency statements were published in the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship and were created through literature review, focus group data analysis, expert review, and a national survey of oncology patient navigation stakeholders.

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HIMSS: IT professionals target patient engagement

HIMSS has released a survey of health IT professionals revealing that care coordination, patient retention, and patient engagement—especially through the use of patient portals—are emerging as leading priorities for the operational and financial success of healthcare organizations.

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Treatment Info Cancer Types What is Radiation Therapy

Survivorship programs are a vital component of comprehensive patient care and the cancer journey. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) spoke with four organizations in the advocacy/patient-based arena that provide survivorship support to cancer patients.

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Oncology Patient Navigation: Bringing This Crucial Role to the Forefront

Oncology patient navigators are often viewed as the lynchpin of the cancer care experience. As such, navigators are expected to have current knowledge of standard and emerging treatment options as well as available community and supportive resources so they can appropriately guide and offer interventions based on patient-specific needs.

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Ready to Rocket list of companies

Ready to Rocket is a business recognition program for British Columbia’s tech sector that showcases the Revenue Growth Leaders of Tomorrow.

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