McKesson Collaborates with Navigating Cancer to Offer Oncologists Enhanced Software Platform for Improved Patient Management in Value-Based Care

Technology platform to provide personalized care management for every
patient and support oncologists with value-based care success

IRVING, Texas & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global healthcare leader McKesson
announces a collaboration with technology leader Navigating
to offer an enhanced Patient Relationship Management (PRM)
platform for community-based oncologists. This platform is a
comprehensive clinical workflow tool for oncology teams and patients
that provides integrated, personalized care. Additionally, it helps
providers meet value-based care requirements through features such as
patient care management tools, remote monitoring to capture
patient-reported outcomes, and a nurse triage tool that includes symptom
management pathways. By coordinating tasks that prompt patient
involvement, this platform allows physicians and practice staff to focus
on what’s most important—caring for patients.

McKesson is a leader in value-based care, offering a robust suite of
products and services to help practices reduce costs, streamline
processes, and improve patient care and outcomes. Using Navigating
Cancer’s PRM platform gives providers a comprehensive view of patient
care, where they are notified of patient-reported outcomes and can
triage and provide proactive care in real time. Patients, in turn, have
access to personalized information 24/7, have a way to report side
effects before they escalate, can receive medication reminders, and
ultimately have the opportunity to play a more proactive role in their
own care.

“We are excited about working with Navigating Cancer to complement the
technology and services we offer to community oncology practices,” said
Diana Verrilli, senior vice president, Strategy and Practice Solutions,
McKesson. “We’re confident the platform will enhance a practice’s
ability to coordinate patient care while reducing the administrative
burden for staff, creating an exceptional experience for patients and

Coupled with existing McKesson solutions such as the oncology-specific iKnowMed
electronic health record (EHR) as well as practice transformation
support and education for programs such as the Merit-based Incentive
Program (MIPS) and Oncology Care Model (OCM)—Navigating Cancer’s PRM
will help oncology practices in their efforts to achieve value-based

With more than 1.2 million patient touchpoints each month, Navigating
Cancer has been the pioneer in patient relationship management for
cancer care since 2008. Navigating Cancer’s oncology-specific software
can help care teams stay connected to each other and their patients,
improve productivity with streamlined workflows, and, ultimately,
provide better care.

“Navigating Cancer’s PRM platform aims to increase access to care and
improve care coordination with the goal of improving patient outcomes
and decreasing emergency room visits. We have seen this at Rocky
Mountain Cancer Centers
, Virginia
Oncology Associates
and Minnesota
, all current iKnowMed customers,” said Gena Cook, founder
and president, Navigating Cancer. “As a company dedicated to putting
patients at the center of their care, we are eager to expand our
collaboration with McKesson to significantly impact patient care across
the United States.”

About Navigating Cancer

Navigating Cancer was founded in 2008 as the result of two healthcare
and technology veterans coming together to fill a critical gap in
oncology care: a better patient experience. Its oncology-specific
software helps care teams stay connected to each other and their
patients, improve productivity with streamlined workflows, and provide
better care. Today, the Navigating Cancer patient relationship
management platform supports more than one million cancer patients and
enables thousands of cancer care providers nationwide to provide
comprehensive and coordinated care at reduced costs. For more
information, visit

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 6th on the FORTUNE
500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions,
retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare
information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical
manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other
organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical
products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right
time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared
principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver
opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all
for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most
Admired Company
” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a
Place to Work
” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly
 by Military Friendly. For more information, visit


Claire Crye, Public Relations
T 281.825.9927

Navigating Cancer
Stephanie Ginger, Marketing Communications

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