January 2018 Vol 9, No 1

An athlete doesn’t win an Olympic gold medal alone, and a patient doesn’t beat cancer alone. It takes a team to succeed, and navigators are a vital part of that team, according to Shannon Miller, 7-time Olympic medalist and ovarian cancer survivor.
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators and Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, have announced their partnership in a pilot validation study of the 35 AONN+ standardized metrics for navigation programs.
AONN+ leaders Cheryl Bellomo and Danelle Johnston discuss the importance of collecting data from the newly-established 35 AONN+ metrics then analyzing and reporting the findings to create best practices.
Social media represent important resources for parents to engage with experts and peers over survivorship health. The authors of this study examined the social media use and perceptions in the context of unmet needs for survivorship information of parents of young and adolescent childhood cancer survivors.
In front of an enthusiastic audience of nearly 1000 peers and colleagues at the Eighth Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference, Ms Mulderrig was presented the ONE Award by the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators Cofounder and Program Director Lillie D. Shockney, who articulated the importance of recognizing those in the field exemplifying excellence in oncology nursing.
In today’s healthcare environment, key organizations are driving the focus on quality, outcomes, and evidence-based practice. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim initiative looks to improve the patient experience, improve population health, and reduce per capita cost.

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