Patient navigation programs can serve as a key approach to achieving the triple aim in cancer care by improving patient experience, improving population health, and reducing health care costs. The goal of this project is to develop a model which can be used by various cancer centers to predict costs and outcomes involved in implementing and managing a patient navigation program. Model variables will be derived from literature review and various scenarios will be built into the model for screening, diagnosis, survivorship, and end of life care. Outcome projections from the model can be used to develop a business case for implementing patient navigation programs.
Dr. Prashanthinie Mohan is also a collaborator on this project.