Tracking Processes

Tracking Processes

A Path to Improving the Continuum of Care: Developing a Survivorship Program

A. Vance, RN 

Background: The path to a survivorship program includes key elements to ensure a successful and sustainable program. At Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) we implemented these fundamentals in the development [ Read More ]

Tracking Processes

A Path to Improving the Continuum of Care: Developing a Survivorship Clinic

A. Vance, RN 

Background: Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) tumor registry data indicated a growing population of cancer survivors. A survivor needs assessment and literature review was conducted. We found that survivors are [ Read More ]

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Boston Medical Center Cancer Care Patient Navigation Program: Tracking Processes Across the Continuum of Care

Sheldon Reeves, PN 

Background: Our patient navigation (PN) program is based at Boston Medical Center (BMC), a private, not-for-profit academic medical center and the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. [ Read More ]

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Time Interval as a Quality Measure: What Is Our Baseline Prior to Nurse Navigator Implementation?

Miral Amin, MD 

Background: There are various outcome measures to evaluate the quality of multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients. The National Consortium of Breast Centers defines “quality” of breast cancer care as [ Read More ]

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“No Woman Left Behind” Patient Navigation

Barbara R. McHale, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN 

Background: This program was designed and implemented to ensure that medically underserved women who fall between the cracks in the healthcare system receive the care they deserve. The organization looked [ Read More ]

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Effects of a Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic in an Appalachian-Based Medical Center

Jennifer A. Ingham, CNP 

Background: Adena Health System is a not-for-profit 250-bed institution that provides healthcare for a 13-county region in southeast Appalachian Ohio. Access to healthcare in rural settings is an ongoing challenge. [ Read More ]

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Outcomes Management in Oncology Patient Navigation

Elizabeth Hassen, RN, MSN, OCN 

Background: Navigators educate and assist patients through their continuum of care from diagnosis, during treatment, and throughout survivorship. At Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, the success of the breast and lung [ Read More ]

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Nurse Navigation for Surveillance of Nodules Found on Nonscreening Imaging

Gean Brown, RN, OCN 

Objective: To ensure appropriate follow-up for the multiple incidental pulmonary nodules found on imaging studies. Materials and Methods: A lung nurse navigator program was established at Middlesex Hospital in 2005. [ Read More ]