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

March 05, 2019

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

IRVING, TEXAS and SEATTLE, March 5, 2019 — Global healthcare leader McKesson Corporation announces a collaboration with technology leader Navigating Cancer 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 providers.”

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 care.

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 Oncology, 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 “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

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