The Emerging Challenges in Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient-centered Care, Value-based Care

Leverage digital tools to improve cancer care

During a session at the recent Advisory Board Oncology Roundtable meeting, Stuart Clark, Managing Director, shared three emerging challenges for cancer care providers: value-based care, clinical innovations, and patient experience. Those likely don’t come as a surprise, but there were some interesting insights provided during the talk, including that the most under appreciated challenge is the rising expectations of patients. … Read More

AJMC’s Innovation and Quality in Oncology Care

Stephanie GingerCare Management Solution, Value-based Care

AJMC’s Institute for Value Based Medicine recently hosted an event titled “Innovation and Quality in Oncology Care.” It featured several leaders in the transformation of oncology care who are changing the way cancer care is provided and improving patient experiences and outcomes. In addition to transformation, the importance of data emerged as a key theme. Healthcare has been reactive for … Read More

The COA Oncology Care Model 2.0 webinar

Susie BaficoNews, Oncology Care Model, Patient-centered Care, Value-based Care

On Friday July 12, 2019, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) held a webinar to review their proposed plan for the next iteration of the Oncology Care Model (OCM), OCM 2.0. Last month COA announced their full proposal for OCM 2.0, which was submitted to Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). PTAC reviews the physician payment models for Medicare programs. … Read More

Artificial Intelligence and Community Oncology

Stephanie GingerPatient-centered Care, Value-based Care

The Community Oncology Conference recently featured a panel discussion of organizations piloting an artificial intelligence (AI) program. The discussion opened with John Frownfelter, the Chief Medical Information Officer at JVION, describing the challenges of cancer care today and value-based programs, in particular. Providing the highest quality of care at a lower cost in an increasingly complicated landscape is difficult. In … Read More

Catching up with Minnesota Oncology

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Minnesota Oncology, a member of The US Oncology Network, has been participating in pay for performance programs over the past five years and are in the process of becoming certified as an oncology medical home. This large, innovative practice wanted to ensure they were ready for the future of cancer care and recognized that a technology-based solution would be necessary … Read More

Journal of Oncology Practice Study: Symptom Management Reduces Cancer Care Costs

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

The Journal of Oncology Practice just published a study that examined triage incidents at two mid-sized community cancer care providers. Both practices use Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management platform to coordinate patient care, including triage and symptom management. The authors of the study analyzed symptom related incidents in a 6-month period of time, seeking to quantify the value of telephone … Read More

Do you have the process and tools in place for proactive symptom management?

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

As the leading oncology-specific Patient Relationship Management platform, we talk to cancer care providers on a regular basis to determine how we can best help them meet their goals. We are working to improve our existing tools and also look to the future and anticipate what will be needed next, but that’s not always clear. We know from talking to … Read More

New study finds that symptom management pathways result in cost reductions

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

A study published in the Journal of Oncology Practice identifies tools to reduce costs The authors of the study, titled “Reducing Cancer Costs Through Symptom Management and Triage Pathways,” analyzed data from two practices that utilize Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management platform to deliver patient-centered care. They found that the use of the platform’s triage functionality together with its symptom … Read More

Value-based care: an update from Dr. Ray Page of Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

A recent event hosted by AJMC’s Institute for Value-based Medicine focused on advancing quality in oncology care, the speakers included Dr. Ray Page of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Page and his practice have led the way in the move to value-based care. His practice has been participating in pilot programs like … Read More