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Longitudinal Navigation

Trailblazing a New Path to Decrease Barriers to Oncology Care

What is Longitudinal Navigation?

Longitudinal Patient Navigation is a model of patient navigation that includes community facing navigators, treatment navigators, and survivorship navigators. This multi-faceted structure creates a wide net to ensure all patient needs, from care, to coverage, to support are met. NCONA has strived to champion the longitudinal patient navigation model in order to bridge the gaps that our navigators have seen in traditional care plans.


What are the Benefits of Longitudinal Navigation?

Research suggests the following benefits:

§  Strong return on investment for health systems

§  Decreased no-show rates

§  Improved flow through the continuum of care: screening, diagnosis, treatment

§  Improved patient-provider communication

§  Improved patient outcomes

§  Improved patient satisfaction

§  Improved adherence to treatment/screenings

§  Improved utilization of supportive care services

How does Longitudinal Navigation Work?


Essential elements include:

§  Analysis to generate efficient workflow

§  Identification of roles to create a seamless workflow of patient care. 

§  Maximize scope of practice for each stage of navigation

§  Necessary training and credentialing

§  Implementation and monitoring impact

§  Identification of outcomes

§  Data collection

§  Documentation


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