The care coordination market is set to expand at 26% CAGR until 2020, as providers seek patient engagement and population health management solutions to solve some of healthcare’s toughest financial problems.
A recent study of patients with blood cancers at a Colorado cancer center demonstrates the value of patient navigation programs for improving care.
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.”
A Colorado study demonstrates how the use of Nurse Navigators positively impacts patient care and improves patient outcomes.
A program created by Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance demonstrates the benefits of cancer survivorship programs for improving both care coordination and the patient’s cancer journey.
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.
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.
Brittany Ashcroft of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) explores how patient navigation programs help address health disparities and improve cancer care.
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.
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.