The value of investing in remote symptom monitoring for your cancer patients

Susie BaficoPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring, Symptom Management

A recent article from Advisory Board confirms what we’ve been advocating at Navigating Cancer for a while now: remote symptom monitoring is essential for improved patient outcomes. Symptom and side effect management can help reduce costs, improve quality of life, and help patients live longer. Advisory Board cites a recent study from France that supports this idea. The study looked at … Read More

Better Cancer Care with Patient Reported Outcomes

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring, Symptom Management

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research recently held its 6th Annual Value in Cancer Care Summit. The morning plenary session was given by Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, entitled “Collecting Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Cancer Care.” Dr. Schrag began her talk by reminding the audience that a patient reported outcome (PROs) is “any report of the … Read More

Give your patient engagement efforts a boost

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Symptom Management

A central requirement of many value-based programs is patient engagement and cancer care providers have invested significant time and money into engagement efforts. Yet it continues to be a real challenge. Portals are generally underutilized, office visits are short and medical information is complicated. That’s why Navigating Cancer is taking its Patient Relationship Management platform to the next level. Instead … Read More

Closing the loop for symptom management

Stephanie GingerNews, Patient Relationship Management, Symptom Management

In the transition to value-based care, symptom management for cancer patients has emerged as a key factor in not only delivering high quality care, but also preventing unnecessary ED visits and hospitalizations. Triage nurses using Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management platform are able to provide thorough, consistent symptom management over the phone to patients as soon as they need help. … Read More

Leverage Symptom Management and Triage Pathways to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Symptom Management

At the recent ACCC 45th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, there was a lot of focus on the challenges so many cancer care providers face, like the complexities of the Oncology Care Model, new applications for artificial intelligence, how to leverage technology to impact care and more. In one session, Mah-Jabeen Soobader of Archway Health presented a study … Read More

Xeloda side effects for breast cancer chemo

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Xeloda Chemo Info for Breast Cancer As you may know, Navigating Cancer has a robust resource section with information on all the different chemotherapy regimens by cancer type, with in depth information about each chemotherapy drug and their potential side effects. Previously we summarized the TCH chemotherapy regimen for breast cancer, including common side effects of TCH chemo. Today we’ll … Read More