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Everyone is a Cancer Patient

Cancer is a disease of accumulating genetic copy-paste errors; a Russian roulette of cell division subject to an ever-expanding list of environmental vectors. If given enough time, or a long enough lifespan, everyone will develop a malignancy. In the time it takes you to read this white paper, 20 people in the United States (U.S.) will receive a cancer diagnosis….

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Oncology Disease-Site Process Mapping: Coordinating Care Across the Continuum

Coordinating care across the continuum for the oncology patient is extremely complicated, often including many sites of service and numerous providers. In today’s oncology setting, physicians and support staff must work smarter—not harder—by decreasing duplication for both staff and patients. Efficiency is paramount as the industry transitions to value-based models. Most important, patients deserve a smooth transition with warm handoffs…

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Tricia Strusowski Joins Newly Formed National Navigation Roundtable

Oncology Solutions is pleased to announce that Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN, Manager, will be joining the American Cancer Society’s newly formed National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT). The NNRT is composed of more than 50 esteemed healthcare professionals from across the country with subject-matter expertise in oncology navigation. Led by chairs Tracy Battaglia, MD, MPH, and Andrea Dwyer as well as a…

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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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