The role of the patient navigator continues to evolve in tandem with the healthcare landscape’s emphasis on patient-centered, efficient, coordinated care. Below are ACCC member-driven resources on patient navigation.
At ACCC member Southside Regional Medical Center, an oncology nurse navigator heads up navigation and psychosocial services, including partnering with a local community agency to help meet high referral and patient demand.
Read how GW Cancer Institute developed national, consensus-based core competencies for oncology patient navigators and a corresponding online training module to equip navigators with the knowledge and skills needed to perform their roles effectively and efficiently.
A discussion metrics to help cancer programs communicate the positive impact of navigation services on patients and the overall healthcare organization.
Find out how Christiana Care Helen F. Graham Cancer Center implemented a novel approach to providing survivorship services, embedding a full-time survivorship nurse navigator within the Radiation Oncology Department, helping to empower patients and improve coordination with primary care providers.
From the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) learn about the role patient navigators can play in increasing clinical trial accrual.
Read how GW Cancer Institute collaborates with its clinical affiliates to provide patient navigation services across the cancer continuum to ensure timely access to care for patients.
From the National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators, a snapshot of navigators’ educational background, compensation, and day-to-day roles and responsibilities. (This article was published in 2013.)
This tool is intended to help cancer programs create a high-quality, patient-focused process that provides a return on investment (ROI). The tool presents the infrastructure and the basic building blocks for starting a patient navigation program, as well as a framework for cancer programs to set goals and benchmarks and to grow their navigation services.
Learn how HCA Virginia Health System implemented “entire continuum” oncology nurse navigation for breast cancer patients that improved patient and provider satisfaction, resulted in program growth.
- ACCC Patient Navigation: A Call to Action project (2008-2009)
Resources from this project include: