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

24-hour support for cancer patients can make a huge difference, but is it feasible? One cancer center explains how they did it.

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Our team recently returned from the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ National Oncology Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference’s sessions covered a wide range of topics, many familiar for practices who have been navigating the best path forward in value-based care over the past couple of years. Several cancer care providers shared lessons learned about what they are doing to … Read More

Ambulatory Rapid Response Identified as Key Attribute for High Value Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Still not sure about the most effective ways to deliver high quality cancer care while lowering costs at the same time? A recent study from the Stanford Cancer Institute published in JAMA Oncology titled, “Critical Lessons From High-Value Oncology Practices” identified 13 attributes that differentiated high quality practices with low spending from other practices. Of those 13, an expert oncologist … Read More

For providers, the path forward in value-based cancer care is complicated. Here are three strategies to implement today.

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

So value-based cancer care has arrived. Even with added resources and funding, early participants in value-based programs like the Oncology Care Model are already facing the complexity of reducing the cost of cancer care. With so many factors contributing to the cost of cancer treatment – many outside the control of the care team like drug prices, comorbidities, disease progression … Read More

Clinic Spotlight: Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan

Stephanie GingerCare Management Solution, Oncology Care Model, Value-based Care

In order to succeed in value-based programs like the Oncology Care Model, Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan (CHCWM) was looking for a way to replace manual, labor intensive systems and redesign its triage process to help patients in a quicker, more consistent way. To do that, they partnered with Navigating Cancer and in a very short period of time … Read More

Innovative OCM Strategy Featured in Oncology Issues

Stephanie GingerPopulation Health, Value-based Care

Northwest Medical Specialties(NWMS) is making headlines with its innovative approach to the Oncology Care Model (OCM). The Association of Community Cancer Centers recognized the practice’s research-based approach to its value-based care initiatives with an Innovator Award last year. As a follow up, the June issue of the organization’s publication, Oncology Issues, featured an in depth look at the approach they have … Read More