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Oncology Solutions Launches New Website

As the nation’s largest cancer-exclusive consulting firm, Oncology Solutions works with clients to develop cancer care programs that transform patient experience, physician collaboration, and financial performance—always focused on bringing the most current thought leadership and strategies to the table. We apply that same philosophy to our own organization, and we are excited to announce the launch of our newly refreshed…

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Value-Based Cancer Care: Creating Partnerships between Oncology Navigators and Oncology Physicians

“Care coordination is a function that helps ensure that the patient’s needs and preferences for health services and information sharing across people, functions, and sites are met over time . . . Coordination maximizes the value of services delivered to patients by facilitating beneficial, efficient, safe, and high-quality patient experiences and improved healthcare outcomes.” -National Quality Forum How can we…

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National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) Unveiled

In June, the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) was unveiled at the 2017 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ annual meeting. A collaboration between the OSTRiCH (Optimizing the Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer) Consortium and the Commission on Cancer (CoC), NAPRC’s goal is to ensure patients with rectal cancer receive appropriate care using a multidisciplinary approach. For…

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Care Coordination and the Role of the Oncology Nurse Navigator Cordata Webinar

This webinar presentation is spearheaded by Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN, Manager, Alina Maleski Smith, MHA, and Yamile Leon, RN, MSN, OCN, CN-BN, Thoracic Nurse Navigator with Miami Cancer Institute Hospitals and healthcare organizations still find it challenging to implement or revise their cancer programs despite the creation of national standards and core competencies for navigation. Care coordination and collaboration with hospital administrators and…

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The Role of the Oncology Patient Navigator Webinar

Oncology Solutions is pleased to collaborate on a series of quarterly navigation and survivorship webinars with The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+). This first webinar in the series, “The Role of the Oncology Patient Navigator,” includes the following topics: Definition, History, Goals, & Models of Navigation CoC Chapter 3: Continuum of Care Institute of Medicine Conceptual Framework…

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Prospective Payment System–Exempt Cancer Hospitals White Paper

In an effort to reduce the rapidly escalating costs of providing healthcare in the U.S., Congress implemented the new inpatient PPS in the mid-1980s. This system reduced the amount of Medicare reimbursement that hospitals would receive and incentivized facilities to become more efficient by decreasing their costs for inpatient care. Certain specialty hospitals that met a number of requirements were exempted…

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