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“A Clinical Application Proven to Increase the Efficiency of
Cancer Treatment and Improve the Outcome of Patients”

CancerNAV Summary

CancerNAV is a clinical application used to support patient navigators as they manage the treatment path for their oncology patient population through the health system. CancerNAV was originally developed at the Cleveland Clinic and is proven to increase navigator efficiency and improve patient access and overall quality of care.

About Patient Navigation

The patient navigator is a relatively new member of the proven multidisciplinary oncology team. Together, they insure the patient receives the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time. CancerNAV assists by tracking key milestones in each patient’s care and optimizing throughput. Critical path treatment tasks are monitored and priortized through alerts and reminders.

Improved Efficiency and Outcomes

CancerNAV enhances the navigator’s ability to identify, track, manage interventions, and provide follow-up for the oncology patient population, in a seamless and real-time basis. Time to treatment is reduced, which has been demonstrated to reduce patient stress and improve outcomes. Less stressed patients utilize less services, and are more likely to stay with the program, improving the bottom line. With CancerNAV, the navigator can provide these improvements to patient care while handling more patients than before, improving productivity and providing a positive work experience for these important knowledge workers.

CancerNAV Numbers at a Glance

In studies at the Cleveland Clinic, utililization of CancerNAV resulting in the following:

Reduced Time to Treatment

Sooner treatment means less patient anxiety and has been shown to improve outcomes. Stressed patients require additional resources, placing added burden on the healthcare system.

Increased Patients Per Navigator

CancerNAV allowed navigators to work with significantly more patients while at the same time improving treatment. This had a positive effect on job satisfaction for the navigator.

less patient leakage

Well-cared-for patients stay with the program, retaining revenue for the health care system, and likely leading to increased “word of mouth” referrals of new patients.