Patient Navigation: Overcoming Barriers to Care

Edited by Elizabeth A. Calhoun and Angelina Esparza, Patient Navigation: Overcoming Barriers to Care focuses on years of research and practical experiences of scientific leaders by emphasizing on the success and results of patient navigation programs. This resource provides a step-by-step guide on the production and enforcement of patient navigation programs within the healthcare system.

Navigating the Cancer Continuum in the Context of Value-Based Care

While the incidence of cancer rises, populations continue to age and technology of treatment modalities advance, the cost of cancer becomes burdensome on both patients and society. Pfizer’s Navigating the Cancer Continuum: In the Context of Value-Based Care helps identify the key points from our healthcare system by analyzing the past, present, and future. Through centralizing the focus on value-based care, Navigating the Cancer Continuum: In the Context of Value-Based Care pinpoints on how programs can positively develop, cater to psychosocial needs and overall produce a strong understanding of the patient care.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Pathways – A Resource Guide for the Navigator

Metastatic Breast Cancer Pathways: A Resource Guide for the Navigator created by the Metastatic Breast Cancer Steering Committee members offers insights on providing optimal support to metastatic breast cancer patients. This resource examines how the duty of a navigator has transitioned into a more integral part of patient-centered care. This includes navigators’ comprehension of metastatic breast cancer, communication during treatment, barriers throughout treatment, amongst how other idealities hold optimal importance when aiding patients.

Patient Navigation in Cancer Care

Patient navigation has been shown to improve patient health outcomes, decrease hospital readmissions and emergency room visits, and increase patient satisfaction and quality of life. To build support for expanding critical navigation services to more patients across the country, the National Navigation Roundtable is proud to release Patient Navigation in Cancer Care: Review of Payment Models for a Sustainable Future.

This issue brief defines patient navigation; catalogues the evidence of navigation’s impact on the patient experience, health outcomes, and health care costs; explores how navigation can help providers and payers meet quality measures; and highlights short- and long-term models for funding navigation today and in the future.

Drawing on examples of cancer-related navigation and bringing in lessons from navigation for other health conditions, the brief looks across the spectrum of navigation program funding models, from Medicaid fee-for-service to Medicare shared savings programs, from private and public insurance innovation to grants. Patient Navigation in Cancer Care closes by encouraging decision-makers to take specific steps to sustainably embed navigation into cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship care.

Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology: A Workshop

This site includes videos from Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology:  Proceedings of a Workshop.