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Cancer Care Groups Partner for Better Patient Navigator Services

October 20, 2017 - The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have formed a strategic national partnership to create comprehensive access to quality patient navigator services. The National Alliance Partnership Program will allow ACS members and patient navigators to access educational resources from AONN+. These resources, including AONN+’s Oncology...


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CVS Deal to Support Affordable Drugs, Patient Treatment Access

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CVS Health and Epic Systems have announced a partnership for improving visibility of low-cost drug alternatives. The strategy should help patients overcome high drug costs barriers, which can often prohibit patient treatment access. CVS Health...

VA Sends Congress Draft Proposal for Veterans Choice Program

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The Department of Veterans Affairs presented its Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act to the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. The proposed draft is a Veterans Choice Program revamp that gets rid of the...

RWJF Funds Population Health, Community Health Outreach Office

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NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health will create an Office for Enhancing Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health using grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The $800,000 grant will help NYU Langone...

Patient Goals, Priorities Key for Chronic Disease Management

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Taking a holistic, patient-centric approach to wellness is crucial to chronic disease management, according to recent research from the Christensen Institute. The paper argues that goal-setting outside of health outcomes will support a path toward...

Tapping Non-Physician Clinicians to Address Patient Care Access

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The healthcare industry faces a pressing physician shortage issue that is shaping up to harm quality patient care access. Industry leaders should look to non-physician clinicians, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to close...

FDA Must Clarify Outcomes Data Use in Expanded Access Drug Program

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FDA must communicate clearer intent for outcomes data use in its expanded access program. This will ensure that drug manufacturers participate in the program and offer broader treatment access to extremely sick patients, according to a new Government...

Education, Clear Healthcare Navigation Next Steps in Patient Care

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Industry professionals must find ways to meet patient preferences by making healthcare navigation easier and more convenient, according to a recent survey from United Healthcare. The survey of over 1,000 adult patients revealed that healthcare...

Partnership to Destigmatize Patient Access to Mental Healthcare

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California-based Sutter Health and Mental Health America have forged a partnership to make it easier and more comfortable for patients to access mental healthcare. Nearly 40 million American adults live with some sort of mental of behavioral...

How Medical Legal Partnerships Support Community Health Projects

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On a phone call with a legal firm two years ago, Cook County Health & Hospitals Systems (CCHHS) Director of Policy Kathy Chan knew she was on the cusp of bringing community health to the Chicago area through medical legal partnerships. The...

VA Must Vet Resources Aiding Patient Treatment Decisions

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The VA’s care quality transparency on Hospital Compare and its own website help inform patient treatment decisions, found a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). However, the agency must do more to ensure the accuracy...

More Patient Access to Payer Coverage Closes Health Disparities

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Medicaid expansion has helped low-income, minority, and cancer patients access health payer coverage and closed some health disparities, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) Annual...

Engaging All Stakeholders in the Culture of Community Health

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Creating a community health program — a county farm to table project or subsidized housing system — is not something healthcare organizations and their partners are required to do. And yet as healthcare begins to extend beyond the...

Addressing Language Barriers in Patient-Provider Communication

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Meaningful patient-provider interactions are at the heart of a valuable clinical encounter, allowing providers to fully engage patients in the healthcare experience. But in an increasingly diverse healthcare industry, language barriers and limited...

3 Stakeholders Driving Patient Engagement in the Pharmacy

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Low rates of medication adherence has brought the importance of supporting patient engagement in the pharmacy to the forefront. As patients continue to struggle to stick to treatment plans, clinicians assume most of the responsibility of motivating...

Racial Disparities Limit Health Equity in Pain Management

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Racial disparities may prohibit full health equity in surgical recovery care and pain management, according to research from Johns Hopkins Medicine. In a retrospective analysis of over 600 colorectal surgery patients, the research team, led by...

Wellness Coordinators Deliver Patient Outreach in Rural Areas

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Employing wellness coordinators is an effective strategy for increasing patient outreach and supporting widespread preventive care in rural areas, according to research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Increasing...

What is Motivational Interviewing in Patient Care Management?

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Motivational interviewing is a patient engagement strategy geared toward overcoming a significant challenge in patient care: convincing a patient to make a health behavior change. “A central challenge for many providers is persuading patients...

What is the Difference Between Urgent Care, Retail Health Clinics?

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Urgent care and retail health clinics have been instrumental in supplementing patient healthcare access. These alternative treatment facilities allow patients to receive care outside of their primary care clinic’s restrictive office schedule...

How to Support Patient Engagement in Pediatric Transitions of Care

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When working with young chronic illness patients, Cory Nourie, the transition of care officer at Nemours Children’s Health, always asks patients to describe how they are feeling and the symptoms they experience. What might look like a strategy...

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