Value-based care: an update from Dr. Ray Page of Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

A recent event hosted by AJMC’s Institute for Value-based Medicine focused on advancing quality in oncology care, the speakers included Dr. Ray Page of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Page and his practice have led the way in the move to value-based care. His practice has been participating in pilot programs like … Read More

24-hour support for cancer patients can make a huge difference, but is it feasible? One cancer center explains how they did it.

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Our team recently returned from the Association of Community Cancer Centers’ National Oncology Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference’s sessions covered a wide range of topics, many familiar for practices who have been navigating the best path forward in value-based care over the past couple of years. Several cancer care providers shared lessons learned about what they are doing to … Read More

Ambulatory Rapid Response Identified as Key Attribute for High Value Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Still not sure about the most effective ways to deliver high quality cancer care while lowering costs at the same time? A recent study from the Stanford Cancer Institute published in JAMA Oncology titled, “Critical Lessons From High-Value Oncology Practices” identified 13 attributes that differentiated high quality practices with low spending from other practices. Of those 13, an expert oncologist … Read More

For providers, the path forward in value-based cancer care is complicated. Here are three strategies to implement today.

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

So value-based cancer care has arrived. Even with added resources and funding, early participants in value-based programs like the Oncology Care Model are already facing the complexity of reducing the cost of cancer care. With so many factors contributing to the cost of cancer treatment – many outside the control of the care team like drug prices, comorbidities, disease progression … Read More

Clinic Spotlight: Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan

Stephanie GingerCare Management Solution, Oncology Care Model, Value-based Care

In order to succeed in value-based programs like the Oncology Care Model, Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan (CHCWM) was looking for a way to replace manual, labor intensive systems and redesign its triage process to help patients in a quicker, more consistent way. To do that, they partnered with Navigating Cancer and in a very short period of time … Read More

Innovative OCM Strategy Featured in Oncology Issues

Stephanie GingerPopulation Health, Value-based Care

Northwest Medical Specialties(NWMS) is making headlines with its innovative approach to the Oncology Care Model (OCM). The Association of Community Cancer Centers recognized the practice’s research-based approach to its value-based care initiatives with an Innovator Award last year. As a follow up, the June issue of the organization’s publication, Oncology Issues, featured an in depth look at the approach they have … Read More

Help Cancer Patients Avoid the Emergency Room

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently published their findings regarding methods for cancer patients to avoid the emergency department, titled “Best Practices for Reducing Unplanned Acute Care for Patients With Cancer.” The results, published in ASCO’s Journal of Oncology Practice, included five key findings: Identify Patients at High Risk of Unplanned Acute Care Enhance Access and Care Coordination Standardize … Read More

OCSRI: Q&A with a Leader in Cancer Care

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute (OCSRI) is the largest physician-owned oncology network in Oklahoma, offering services at five cancer centers throughout the state with board-certified physicians specializing in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gynecological Oncology, Onco-supportive Dermatology and Cutaneous. The practice includes more than 20 blood and cancer specialty physicians and 200 nurses and associates. OCSRI is an innovative practice … Read More

Patient Relationship Management Gains Recognition as Important Sector of Healthcare

Stephanie GingerPatient Relationship Management, Value-based Care

Chilmark Research recently published its “2018 Patient Relationship Management Market Scan Report” and hosted a webinar to share some key takeaways it gained from talking with over 60 vendors in the space, including Navigating Cancer. During the webinar, analyst Brian Eastwood described the current market dynamic for Patient Relationship Management (PRM) as one that is disconnected and fragmented for the … Read More