Texas Oncology Selects Navigating Cancer’s Patient Relationship Management Solution to Improve Patient Engagement

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Texas Oncology, the largest independent oncology practice in Texas, will use Navigating Cancer’s software and remote monitoring tools to improve patient experiences by standardizing care and reducing administrative burden.

We want to ensure that our patients are receiving the highest quality of care across all of our locations. Navigating Cancer’s real-time work boards will give our care team unprecedented visibility into what’s happening with our patients.

Navigating Cancer, developer of the most comprehensive, patient-centered platform for oncology, announced today that Texas Oncology will use its innovative tools to provide patients better care by empowering its physicians and staff to elevate overall practice performance. The company’s Navigating Care platform, a premier patient relationship management solution, will support Texas Oncology in the delivery of value based cancer care.

Texas Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, provides patients high-quality cancer care, including access to leading-edge treatment and technology as well as clinical trials. Texas Oncology is a participant in the Oncology Care Model and several other value based care programs. With more than 460 physicians, this large practice needed a technology-based solution to deliver timely, consistent telephone triage support and symptom management for its patients.

“We want to ensure that our patients are receiving the highest quality of care across all of our locations. Navigating Cancer’s real-time work boards will give our care team unprecedented visibility into what’s happening with our patients,” said Dr. Lalan Wilfong, executive vice president of value based care and quality programs at Texas Oncology.

Texas Oncology also recognizes the impact that Navigating Cancer’s remote monitoring program, Health Tracker, will have for its patients. Health Tracker helps care teams track medication adherence and side effect management.

“In cancer care, patient-reported outcomes are key to improving overall outcomes and patient satisfaction,” said Dr. Wilfong. “We want to give patients an easy way to communicate with us about any concerns or issues they have with their treatment as soon as they arise. The more we know, and the sooner we know it, the more we can do to better support our patients.”

Navigating Cancer’s software allows Texas Oncology’s care teams to stay connected to each other and their patients, improve productivity with streamlined workflows, and ultimately deliver better care.

“Our experience implementing our solutions for other practices in The US Oncology Network gives us confidence that Navigating Cancer’s technology can streamline caregiving for Texas Oncology,” said Navigating Cancer’s CEO Bill Bunker.

“Simply put,” said Bunker, “our technology makes providing better care easier, less costly and more reliable for providers and their staff, but cancer patients are the real beneficiaries. At its core, our solution is designed to make their care experience easier and more effective.”

About Navigating Cancer
Navigating Cancer is the leading Patient Relationship Management technology and solutions company focused on improving the patient experience, delivering more effective care management and enabling oncology care innovation. With over 1,700 providers adopting the Navigating Care platform, it is the most broadly deployed patient management solution in oncology. The company’s products combine clinical workflows, oncology content and data insights to empower personalized patient care for cancer patients inside and outside of the clinic. For more information, please visit http://www.navigatingcancer.com or follow Navigating Cancer on Twitter @NavCancer.

About Texas Oncology
As an independent oncology practice with more than 460 physicians and 210 sites of service, Texas Oncology’s community-based care provides patients high-quality cancer care without compromise, including access to leading-edge technology and access to clinical trials. Texas Oncology is a primary participant in US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 85 FDA-approved therapies, about one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the agency to date.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Texas Breast Specialists, and Texas Center for Interventional Surgery are part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is a member of The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks. For more information, visit http://www.TexasOncology.com.

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