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Pioneer in Oncology Patient Centered Medical Home Selects Navigating Cancer's Patient Engagement Portal

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Leading provider of oncology patient portals chosen to support the first oncology practice recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

SEATTLE, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigating Cancer, the leading provider of oncology-specific patient portals, announces that Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, P.C. (CMOH) in Delaware county Pennsylvania has chosen Navigating Cancer's Patient Engagement Portal for its cancer program and patients. The Oncology Patient Centered Medical Home® is a unique model of cancer care delivery developed by Oncology Management Services (OMS) and piloted by CMOH. The practice is committed to providing the highest level of patient-centered care and will use Navigating Cancer's service to enhance patient engagement to further improve care delivery.  CMOH joins an established and expanding network of influential cancer programs and over 1,000 care providers who have chosen the Navigating Cancer service to provide patient centered care.

"After reviewing multiple patient portal options, including the option of building our own, we selected Navigating Cancer's Patient Engagement Portal.  They provide a comprehensive solution that will complement our OPCMH® model of care. We look forward to working collaboratively with Navigating Cancer to continuously improve our patients' experience as well as our practice's delivery of patient-centered cancer care via enhanced patient engagement," said John Sprandio, M.D.

With value-based care becoming the focus of healthcare reform, cancer programs will increasingly be required to more fully engage their patients in their care, to improve care coordination and gain greater levels of patient participation. Navigating Cancer's service gives patients secure online access to their health information, delivers personalized patient education to improve medication adherence, and streamlines communication with their healthcare team - resulting in greater levels of patient participation and improved efficiency for the cancer program.

Additionally, the service allows patients to provide vital information, including patient reported outcomes, back to their healthcare team and also the ability to communicate and receive support from their personal network of family and friends, plus the option to connect with a community of over 100,000 other cancer patients and caregivers. 

"John Sprandio and his practice are the pioneers in developing a new care model that focuses on the patients and ensures the highest level of quality and efficiency for the patients, employers, providers and health plans they serve," said Gena Cook, CEO of Navigating Cancer.  "We are thrilled to support their efforts and to build upon their great work for even higher rates of patient engagement, care coordination, and efficiency using our platform which is critical for the evolution to value based cancer care."

About Navigating Cancer

Navigating Cancer's mission is to empower cancer survivors and healthcare professionals to improve the quality and efficiency of care.  Navigating Cancer's EMR-agnostic Patient Engagement Portal provides cancer programs with a branded, online extension to their care model to engage their patients while meeting patient centered care requirements.  The company was founded in 2008 by technology and healthcare veterans and is based in Seattle, Washington.

About Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, P.C.

Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology (CMOH) is a leading medical oncology and hematology practice with three locations in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  For over 25 years, CMOH has been providing high quality care for patients with all types of cancer and hematological conditions. Our care is built on a unique model developed by Dr. John SprandioThe Oncology Patient Centered Medical Home (OPCMH)®

About Oncology Patient Centered Medical Home® (OPCMH)

The Oncology Patient Centered Medical Home® (OPCMH®) is both a philosophy and a system for assuring that every patient receives consistent high quality care.  As a Patient Centered Medical Home Neighbor, OPCMH® practices combine high quality, evidence based patient centered care with technology to create efficiencies, coordinate care and reduce unnecessary resource utilization.

About Oncology Management Services (OMS)

Oncology Management Services, Ltd. (OMS) was founded by John D. Sprandio, M.D. to provide guidance to practices that wish to adopt the Oncology Patient-Centered Medical Home® (OPCMH®) model of care.  Dr. Sprandio's practice, Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology was the first oncology practice recognized by NCQA as a Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home in 2010.  OMS offers Oncology Patient-Centered Medical Home practice transformation services including: education programs, practice readiness assessments, gap analyses, and IT solutions such as OPCMH®-enabling clinical decision support software application to support practice transformation.  OMS has been collaborating with the major oncology organizations as well as multiple national and regional payers to define and implement the model and payment platform.  For more information about Oncology Management Services contact info@opcmh.com or visit www.opcmh.com

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