Mercy Cancer Center Implements Nursenav for Patient Navigators

September 18, 2014 — Press Release

 CANTON, Ohio — Nursenav Oncology, a software solution architected to meet the specific requirements of a hospital or physician-based practice, has been chosen by Mercy Cancer Center in support of their Cancer Nurse Navigation program.

“Your partner from day one. 24/7. 365. Forever.” At Mercy Cancer Center, you do not have to feel alone during your cancer experience, thanks to their team of Cancer Nurse Navigators. Cancer Nurse Navigators are available to you at every point in your cancer journey. They can help you organize your care, answer questions about your treatment or side effects, and help you access needed services. A Cancer Nurse Navigator is a shoulder to lean on when you need it most.  Administrative Director of Cancer Services Karen Coughlin shares that at Mercy Cancer Center, “We believe that to be truly effective, we must be comprehensive in our approach to the treatment of cancer. We are committed to offering the very best possible care and outcomes for the patients and families we serve.  Nursenav Oncology Patient Navigation Software supports our Cancer Nurse Navigators in doing just that.” Treating close to 1,000 new cancer patients every year, the Mercy Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and surgical facilities, innovative treatments with chemotherapy and radiation, national cancer research trials and the latest in cancer information. “But what sets us apart from other providers”, states Coughlin, “is our holistic approach to cancer care. At the Mercy Cancer Center, we strive to take care of the whole person and not just their cancer”.

Since 1986, Mercy Cancer Center has been a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program as accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. In 2011, the CoC again awarded Mercy Cancer Center the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. Mercy is the only area hospital and one of just 95 facilities nationwide to earn the award, along with the CoC’s three-year re-accreditation with commendation through 2014. Fewer than 20 percent of cancer programs in the United States attain this superior recognition. This earmark of quality ensures patients will receive the very best comprehensive cancer care without ever leaving Stark County.

Nursenav Oncology is a HIPAA compliant, cloud-based software solution designed specifically for cancer center patient navigation programs within hospital and physician practice based programs. Nursenav Oncology provides a streamlined navigation workflow across all disease sites creating meaningful and consistent documentation, such as Survivorship Care Plans, along with a measurable navigation, distress management and patient engagement processes.  Utilized as a standalone solution or interfaced with a facility’s electronic medical record, Nursenav Oncology is your partner in patient navigation demonstrating consistent, quality focused and meaningful care throughout a patient’s cancer journey.

For more information about Nursenav Oncology, visit www.nursenav.com or contact Mindy Wilson at (843) 207-7004.