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Creating Value in Cancer Care Through Standardized Metrics and Partnerships Between Patient Navigators and Physicians

Providing exceptional clinical care is the standard that any program would like to achieve. In the present climate of a health system shifting to value-based care and reimbursement, standardized metrics are needed to evaluate effectiveness and improve clinical outcomes. Manager Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS, dives into how these metrics are being utilized to strengthen communication between providers and navigators in…

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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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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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Key Components of Patient Experience in the Oncology Setting

What is patient experience? Patient experience is defined as the “the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.”1 More than cleanliness, quiet at night, or transitions in care, surveys show that patient experience is mainly affected by communication. In fact, over 50 percent of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers…

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Implementing Disease-Specific Clinical Performance Groups

Disease-Specific Clinical Performance Groups High-quality, patient-centered cancer care is highly dependent upon coordination of multiple specialties, including surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology, radiology, and other ancillary staff. Equally important is the timely and consistent exchange of clinical information among the care team. Multidisciplinary care teams or Disease-Specific Clinical Performance Groups (CPGs) create a structure for cancer care providers to…

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