Improving the early cancer patient experience

Susie BaficoPatient Engagement

The cancer patient journey begins well before the first appointment with an oncologist. In this year’s Advisory Board Cancer Patient Experience Survey, the results focused on what matters most to patients early in their cancer journey, and how providers can deliver better care at those early patient touch points. We reviewed the Advisory Board report with the 2019 survey results … Read More

The value of investing in remote symptom monitoring for your cancer patients

Susie BaficoPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring, Symptom Management

A recent article from Advisory Board confirms what we’ve been advocating at Navigating Cancer for a while now: remote symptom monitoring is essential for improved patient outcomes. Symptom and side effect management can help reduce costs, improve quality of life, and help patients live longer. Advisory Board cites a recent study from France that supports this idea. The study looked at … 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