Meaningful Use, One Step Closer to Finalization

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The rules for Stage 3 meaningful use, and the potential modifications to Stage 2, moved one step closer to finalization last week when The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) handed them off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on September 3rd. One significant change in this final rule would be the reduction of the 2015 reporting … Read More

Navigating Cancer’s Official Comments on Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule

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To:      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Date:    May 28, 2015 Re.:     Comments on the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule: Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Stage 3. Navigating Cancer, Inc. appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule, Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Stage 3. Navigating Cancer … Read More

Patient Empowerment video

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Inspiring TED talk video from patient advocate Dave deBronkart, who after being diagnosed with a rare cancer went online and found the treatment that would save his life from a group of fellow patients.

Choosing to Smile

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Three Navigating Cancer members and long time friends have written an inspirational book called Choosing to Smile, a story about how to remain positive when faced with adversity. All three women have had cancer at different points in their lives, and wanted to share their experiences in an effort to inspire others who may be struggling with their own day … Read More

Dr. David Brailer discusses online medical records

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Did you know that the United States has a health information czar? America’s first HIC was Dr. David Brailer, and below is a short interview he conducted with the Wall Street Journal where he talks about the importance of online medical records.We couldn’t agree more, and are encouraged to have another influential voice in the medical community advocating for patient access to … Read More

Cancer caregiver survey results

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4.6 Million Cancer Caregivers As you may know, last month we conducted a survey of cancer caregivers to learn more about their needs and experiences. With over 11 million people in the United States battling cancer every year, it’s estimated that 4.6 million people will become a cancer caregiver, with the majority of them coming from the patient’s immediate family … Read More

Cancer blog round up: November 12

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We continue to feature some bloggers from the lung cancer community as part of Lung Cancer Awareness month, and branch out to high light posts from some other cancer types as well. We’re still looking for bloggers from the pancreatic cancer community, leave a link in comments if there are any that you’re aware of. In her post “It Takes … Read More

Cancer blog roundup week of Nov. 5

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November Awareness: Lung & Pancreatic Cancer, Family Caregivers With a new month comes a new group of cancer types that are running awareness campaigns and fundraisers. It can be tough generating attention after all the focus breast cancer receives in October (and beyond), but there are plenty of other cancer types (unfortunately) that deserve just as much research and awareness. … Read More

Lung Cancer Awareness Events

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As we mentioned last week, November is lung cancer awareness month (as well as pancreatic cancer), and while you couldn’t swing a meat dress in October without hitting a breast cancer campaign, it can be challenging for other cancer types to get the same attention. So, we’ve compiled a list of lung cancer awareness campaigns to help raise their profile. … Read More