Nurse Navigators as the “Air Traffic Controllers of Healthcare”

Posted by Gary Winzenread

October 12, 2016 at 4:05 PM

In a recent article published on Becker’s ASC Review, Bob Reznik, president of spine center development company Prizm Development, makes the analogy that nurse navigators are the “air traffic controllers” of hospitals.

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Topics: Spine, patient tracking, Navigation & Care Coordination, Patient Intake

The Most Dangerous Communications Problem for Hospitals?

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

June 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM

A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine Communication confirms the common occurrence of communication breakdowns between hospital discharge and outpatient follow-up. The study also outlined the significant risks (such as overlooked test results and increased readmissions) these breakdowns present, and how “gaps in information-sharing” are often the cause.

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Topics: patient tracking, outcomes data, Navigation & Care Coordination

How Many Oncology Patients Can a Nurse Navigator Track?

Posted by Cordata Health

January 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM

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At Oncology OnTrack , we talk with cancer programs everyday about how they can improve their patient navigation programs. A question we get quite often is, “how many patients can I expect a navigator to track each year?” Unfortunately, the answer is not always clear-cut; there are several variables that must be taken into consideration.

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Topics: patient tracking, Cordata Health, oncology, Oncology Ontrack, Navigation & Care Coordination

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