SEATTLE, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigating Cancer is proud to partner with over 500 oncology providers to enable them to provide a more coordinated, patient centered approach to care. Over 50% of practices are affiliated with 12 or more providers, establishing Navigating Cancer as the market leading, independent patient portal among large, influential oncology practices including Advanced Medical Specialties in Miami, Michiana Hematology Oncology in Northern Indiana, and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Fort Worth, Texas.
Designed specifically for cancer patients and staff, Navigating Cancer's cloud-based Patient Engagement Portal is EMR agnostic and integrates with any electronic medical record (EMR) system, enabling providers to more easily connect patients to their personal health information and resources to engage them in their care, a key requirement of the HITECH Act. The Patient Engagement Portal also assists providers in meeting new medical home and accountable care organization models and updated care standards from professional organizations such as the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer.
"We're thrilled to be on our way to realizing our mission of connecting every cancer patient to their healthcare team, their own medical records and the right information at the right time," said Gena Cook, Navigating Cancer CEO. "We're just getting started, and are committed to building the best product to make it easier for oncology providers to engage patients in their care."
"I've been involved with numerous leading edge healthcare companies, and have yet to see a company deliver so much value to cancer patients and physicians in a shorter period of time," said John Amos, Navigating Cancer Board Member. "With over 500 oncology providers treating 150,000 new patients per year, Gena and her team have built something really special for cancer patients and the people who care for them daily."
About Navigating Cancer
Navigating Cancer's mission is to transform healthcare through patient centered care by using technology to connect cancer patients to their healthcare team, their own health records, and the right information at the right time. Navigating Cancer's Patient Engagement Portal provides oncology practices with a branded, online extension of their care model, empowering them to save time and money while providing better quality care. The company was founded in 2008 by technology and healthcare veterans and is based in Seattle, Washington.
SOURCE Navigating Cancer