SEATTLE, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigating Cancer, the leading provider of oncology specific patient portals, announces that Tennessee Oncology has selected Navigating Cancer's Patient Engagement Portal for its practices and patients. Navigating Cancer's portal will enable Tennessee Oncology to provide a more coordinated and patient-centered approach to the care it delivers to patients and help the practice meet all the new patient-centered care requirements. With nearly 800 providers signed up for Navigating Cancer's Portal, Tennessee Oncology joins an established and expanding network of influential oncology practices that are working to improve healthcare by engaging patients in their care.
Navigating Cancer's cloud-based Patient Engagement Portal integrates with any electronic medical record (EMR) system, enabling providers to easily and securely connect patients to their personal health information and educational resources. More than 45,000 patients currently use Navigating Cancer to learn more about their condition, receive copies of their health information and stay connected with their healthcare team. Navigating Cancer helps practices meet many of the new patient-centered care requirements that are part of HITECH Meaningful Use, 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.
"Our focus is to provide innovative, exceptional cancer care that puts patients and their families first," said Jeff Patton, M.D., CEO of Tennessee Oncology. "This partnership gives our patients easy access to their personalized treatment information and resources to help them better understand their diagnosis, allowing them to be at the center of their care and well-equipped to make important healthcare decisions."
"Tennessee Oncology has a long-standing reputation for innovation and thought leadership in oncology, which translates to state-of-the-art cancer care for their patients," said Gena Cook, CEO of Navigating Cancer. "We're excited to work with Tennessee Oncology providers and patients and are looking forward to a strong partnership in the coming years as we work together to improve the quality and efficiency of care through the use of our service."
About Tennessee Oncology
Tennessee Oncology, PLLC is one of the nation's leading teams of cancer care specialists, nationally recognized for improving patient outcomes and innovative treatments. Its comprehensive range of cancer care services include specialized oncology nursing care, laboratory services, outpatient chemotherapy, PET/CT services and patient education and support services. Founded in 1976, Tennessee Oncology is one of the largest physician-owned practices in the country, employing more than 75 physicians in 30 locations throughout Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga, and Northwest Georgia. Visit www.tnoncology.com for more information.
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 clinics 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.
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