Oregon Oncology Specialists Selects Navigating Cancer Platform in Support of Value-based Initiatives

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The practice will leverage the oncology-specific software to streamline workflows, standardize symptom management and support medication adherence - improving care for its patients

The triage functionality and symptom management pathways that this platform offers are going to make a big difference for our patients and our staff.

Oregon Oncology Specialists (OOS) provides cancer care for more than 7,300 patients across four locations in the Salem, Oregon area. As the practice faces the new complexities of value-based programs, it quickly identified the need for a technology solution that would enable staff to formalize the triage process, offer quick intervention to patients in need and easily document and surface their activities to the care team along the way. To do that, they are leveraging the power of patient relationship management technology (PRM) to deliver coordinated, proactive care.

The implementation of Navigating Cancer’s PRM solution also allows OOS to offer extra support and tools for engagement to patients - many of whom are prescribed oral oncolytics that are administered at home. The practice can retire outdated manual processes and systems and move to a more proactive care model including remote monitoring and the automatic delivery of patient education.

“The triage functionality and symptom management pathways that this platform offers are going to make a big difference for our patients and our staff,” said Erin Wylam, Chief Operating Officer. “Incoming patient needs can be proactively and quickly addressed. We are confident this will help us provide better care while reducing costs.”

Gena Cook, CEO of Navigating Cancer, said of the partnership, “It’s great to see another innovative practice recognize that viability in today’s healthcare is directly related to patient engagement and outcomes and technology is a necessary component to delivering really coordinated care.”

About Navigating Cancer
Navigating Cancer was founded in 2008 as the result of two healthcare and technology veterans coming together to fill a critical gap in oncology care: a better patient experience. Driven by a shared passion to leverage technology in the healthcare space, the co-founders set out to create the first patient-centered platform for oncology. Today, our Navigating Care platform supports over one million patients and thousands of cancer care providers nationwide to lower costs, improve patient satisfaction and drive better outcomes. https://www.navigatingcancer.com/

About Oregon Oncology Specialists
Oregon Oncology Specialists (OOS) one of the last physician-owned oncology practices in the Pacific Northwest. The practice provides compassionate, individualized care to more than 7,300 patients a year. Eight Physicians and four Advanced Practice Providers care for patients across four locations including Salem, McMinnville, Silverton and Woodburn. http://oregononcologyspecialists.com/

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