It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a “Patient Navigation News Round-Up”, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to report. We are gearing up for our Inaugural PA Patient Navigator Network Symposium November 4th at The Penn Stater. You can register here. There have been many news articles recently about patient navigation programs and the importance of navigation in cancer care. AONN held their Second Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference in September and it was a huge success. The National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators also held their 3rd Annual Conference in San Diego. Patient Navigation has been in the spotlight a lot lately and I don’t think it will be quieting down anytime soon.
If you think I’m missing anything in this round-up you’d like to share, please leave it in the comments! Enjoy your weekend!
- Metrics for evaluating patient navigation during cancer diagnosis and treatment (Cancer journal)
- Cancer is a Team Sport (Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing)
News releases/news articles
- AONN Advances Patient Navigation Profession at Second Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference
- Patient Navigators becoming the norm in Canada
- New Commission on Cancer Accreditation Standards Gain Strong Support
- Cancer and Other Preexisting Conditions Now Covered Under HHS Program (ONS Connect)
- When a Doctor Isn’t Enough: Nurse Navigators Help Patients Through Maze of Cancer-Treatment Decisions
- Rural Americans face greater lack of healthcare access (Reuters)
Pennsylvania Program/Navigator Highlights
- Exploring the Role of Oncology Nurse Navigators featuring Karen Schwaderer
- New program to increase cancer screening for region’s underinsured, uninsured (Northeast Regional Cancer Institute)