Meaningful Use, One Step Closer to Finalization

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The rules for Stage 3 meaningful use, and the potential modifications to Stage 2, moved one step closer to finalization last week when The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) handed them off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on September 3rd. One significant change in this final rule would be the reduction of the 2015 reporting … Read More

Patient Survey Results Validate The Benefits of a Secure Patient Portal

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With healthcare reform, and specifically HITECH, healthcare professionals are now giving patients’ access to parts of their health information either via printing out paper or through a secure patient portal.  In 2014, an online secure portal will be required for practices to give patients electronic access to their health information to view and download.  In November of 2012, Navigating Cancer … Read More

Hiring and Firing An Oncologist

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Op-Ed Guest Blogger: Beth L. Gainer Oncologist. The word itself sounds scary. So scary that 2001 found me terrified that I had to see one for my breast cancer treatments. A cancer doctor. Let’s face it: doctors can be terrifying to us patients. They are the ultimate authority figures. And the oncologist is the ultimate leader of the pack, so … Read More

Share Your Experience Contest

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Navigating Cancer is having a contest! We’ve received so much positive feedback about your Shared Experiences on the website and we’d love to hear more about your journey with cancer. From now until May 1st, we’re inviting you to share three experiences on Navigating Cancer. Each shared experience enters you into a drawing to win a $100 gift card from … Read More

Support Made Easy

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There have been a number of blog posts this month about Cleaning For A Reason, a non-profit organization that sets up free housecleaning for women undergoing treatment for cancer. Despite its exclusion of men, this is a phenomenal service that is desperately needed. How it works: The application process opens at 12noon Central Time, Monday through Thursday, and they accept … Read More