Better Cancer Care with Patient Reported Outcomes

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Remote Monitoring, Symptom Management

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research recently held its 6th Annual Value in Cancer Care Summit. The morning plenary session was given by Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, entitled “Collecting Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Cancer Care.” Dr. Schrag began her talk by reminding the audience that a patient reported outcome (PROs) is “any report of the … Read More

A key tactic to reduce ED visits: empower patients to report symptoms

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

We recently returned from the Association of Cancer Executives Annual Meeting where the Advisory Board gave a presentation titled, “Strategies to Keep Your Cancer Patients Out of the ED.” This has been a hot topic in the transition to value-based care – we wrote about it here and the Journal of Oncology Practice recently published a study that concluded proactive … Read More

Connect with us at NCCN

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

If you are going to be attending NCCN in Orlando this week, let us know. We’d love to connect – we’ll be in booth 252 in the exhibit area. Learn more about our Patient Relationship Management software, including care management and remote monitoring. About the Conference: The NCCN Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™ attracts … Read More

Don’t Overlook Depression Screening for Cancer Patients

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

Depression is a common issue for cancer patients and there are obvious reasons for that – the diagnosis itself, uncertainty of the outcome, financial stress and many more. It can also go untreated when the symptoms – weight loss, loss of appetite and others – are often similar to common side effects experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy. The 2017 Cancer … Read More

Navigating Cancer Featured in Advisory Board Oncology Roundtable

Stephanie GingerPatient Reported Outcomes, Value-based Care

The Advisory Board’s Oncology Roundtable national meeting will be held in August. At the meeting they will be looking at market forces impacting oncology, tactics to position cancer program for success in value-based programs. One session at the meeting entitled “The Cancer Care Transformation Playbook” will look at opportunities to reduce costs and improve care. The presentation (membership is required to … Read More

Improve survival with remote monitoring

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

The recent annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss new innovations and treatments. ASCO’s Plenary Session highlighted four abstracts “deemed to have the greatest potential to impact patient care.” Among those abstracts was a study led by Dr. Ethan Basch at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer … Read More

Combine Telehealth and Remote Monitoring for Comprehensive Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerCare Management Solution, Patient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

Navigating Cancer, the leader in oncology patient-engagement technology, is excited to introduce telehealth and remote monitoring capabilities to its Care Management solution. Together, these capabilities improve medication adherence, help reduce the negative impact of side effects and provide patient insights during chemotherapy treatment. Read the press release.

Patients want more engagement. Here are four effective ways to achieve it.

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

Patient Engagement HIT and AJMC both recently published stories about patient surveys that had similar findings when it came to what patients want: more engagement. Patients want engagement and providers need it as the shift to value-based care begins. In addition to traditional in-person services, one of the surveys found that patients want digital tools to track their own care … Read More

Make patient-reported outcomes meaningful with PRM

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Patient Reported Outcomes

Fierce Healthcare recently reported on a study that compared the information patients were including on paper questionnaires to what was actually recorded in the EMR. It probably comes as no surprise that the study found that frequently what was reported by the patients did not get added to the EMR. The researchers said that the reasons for the inconsistencies were … Read More