Analytics tools: Much of the work to prevent cancer happens days, months and years before recommended screenings begin. Providers can use analytics software to identify risk factors — such as family history, smoking or a missed colonoscopy — and encourage patients to change habits or schedule appointments accordingly.
Patient engagement tools: Patient-centered tools — such as easily accessible smoking cessation education and secure messaging with providers — equip patients to live healthier lives, reduce risk and better adhere to care plans.
Appointment reminder tools: Patients are more likely to follow treatment plans and screening and appointment recommendations when they receive automated appointment reminders by phone, text or email.
Clinical connectivity tools: Cancer patients often have many providers involved in their care. With clinical information exchange, practices can electronically share patient data with other physicians, hospitals and healthcare entities to improve visibility into treatment plans and progress.
Patient engagement tools: Patients and their caregivers can encourage data sharing and keep their care teams informed by securely sending records using an online portal.
Electronic health records (EHRs): Complex cancer treatment plans can cause documentation difficulties for providers, but EHRs with clinical templates for lung cancer, solar damage, breast mass and other cancer-related visits can make it easier to keep comprehensive records.
Eligibility verification: Providers can help patients manage costs with intelligent tools that deliver financial information at the point of care. For example, during a patient encounter, a practice can perform eligibility and formulary checks to determine which treatments, surgeries and durable medical equipment are covered. This can help providers make clinically-appropriate decisions that patients can afford to complete.
Medical billing solutions: Battling cancer is expensive, especially for the growing number of patients covered by high-deductible health plans. When necessary, Greenway Health’s financial services can also assist practices in collecting patient portions by sending collections letters and processing payments.