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TON January 2016 Vol 9 No 1 published on January 9, 2016 in Navigation
Washington, DC-The COME HOME initiative, a 7-member oncology medical home practice partnership, has documented significant reductions in hospitalization rates, inpatient days, and total cost of care of approximately $5 million over a 6-month period, said Barbara L. McAneny, MD, at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care.
TON May 2015 Vol 8 No 3 published on May 10, 2015 in Navigation
You have just been diagnosed with cancer, and one of the first people you meet on your healthcare team is introduced as a navigator. “A what?” you think. “I need doctors, not a GPS!” But over time, you will realize this person is a great guide.
TON - October 2011 Vol 4 No 7 published on October 19, 2011 in Navigation

SAN ANTONIO—More than 300 oncology nurse and patient navigators discussed the advancement of their profession at the Second Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference, a forum for navigators to connect with one another and discuss the changing landscape of patient navigation and survivorship care for patients with cancer. “Ultimately, the networking of these professionals is so important to patient care, because it enables a forum for the sharing of ideas and experiences to impact practice,” said Sean T.

TON - October 2011 Vol 4 No 7 published on October 19, 2011 in Navigation, AONN+ News

SAN ANTONIO—In conjunction with the Second Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference, the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators (AONN) presented the Second Annual Excellence in Navigation and Survivorship Awards. Recognizing excellence in patient navigation and survivorship care, 5 recipients were selected from more than 60 nominations in a variety of categories.

TON - September 2011 Vol 4, No 6 published on September 16, 2011 in Navigation

Because cancer patients vary in their needs for cancer services, patients vary in the amount of navigation time they require. On a patient-by-patient basis, however, navigators congruously estimated the navigation intensity, and therefore the time requirement, that would be needed, reveals a first-of-its-kind study.

TON - August 2011 VOL 4, NO 5 published on August 24, 2011 in Navigation

Patient navigation decreased treatment interruptions among Am - erican Indian patients receiving radiation treatment (RT) with curative intent in a recent study conducted at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Cancer Care Institute in South Dakota. The study also found a high rate of clinical trial participation among its patients. Similar patients who underwent treatment between 1991 and 2004 and did not receive navigation services acted as controls.

TON - June 2011, Vol 4, No 4 published on June 27, 2011 in Navigation

Navigators in the Tampa Bay area facilitate the provision of individualized care to help patients receive timely diagnostic resolution of abnormal breast and/or colorectal cancer screenings and get timely treatment. They address a multitude of issues related to transportation, insurance, family support, fear, and other emotions involved with a cancer diagnosis as well as the complexities of the healthcare system, said Ercilia R. Calcano, administrator of the Patient Navigator Research Program (PNRP) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

TON - February 2011 Vol 4, No 1 published on February 16, 2011 in Navigation

Patient navigators facilitated almost 700 cancer screenings among Latino Medicare beneficiaries through a cancer prevention and treatment demonstration project for ethnic and racial minorities at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The project seeks to address disparities in cancer screening rates in the elderly Latino population in the Newark, New Jersey, area. The project also is evaluating the impact of navigators to facilitate that screening.


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