AONN+ Blog published on July 25, 2022 in Navigation
In the field of cancer care, there is a growing acknowledgment of the value of indigenous patient navigators in improving patient outcomes.
AONN+ Blog published on May 28, 2021 in Navigation
Being a good communicator is an essential skill for an oncology navigator. Oncology nurse navigator Kammi Fox-Kay is sharing tips on how to listen to what your patients are saying, and not saying.
AONN+ Blog published on May 20, 2021 in Navigation
As oncology navigators, patients and members of the oncology care team alike may have trouble understanding our role. In this blog, Lillie Shockney shares some ways to guide these conversations.
Video Library published on January 8, 2021 in Navigation
Oncology and patient navigators should be trained and skilled in data analytics to show the return on investment of the navigation role and improve patient care.
AONN+ Blog published on November 10, 2020 in Membership, Navigation
Oncology navigators face new challenges every day. Becoming an AONN+ member means receiving resources and access to a community that addresses the needs of every kind of navigator.
Press Releases published on November 8, 2018 in Navigation
First-of-its-kind study launched on November 1, 2018, at 8 sites across the US
AONN+ Blog published on January 17, 2017 in Navigation
Navigators are vital in communicating realistic expectations to patients, and helping them to transition from one phase of hope to the next, especially when the treatment goes from curative to palliative.
AONN+ Blog published on November 11, 2010 in Navigation
In the late 1980s, changes were made to this method of monitoring care and utilization management (UM) was introduced. UM was the evaluation of the appropriateness, medical need, and efficiency of healthcare services, procedures, and facilities according to established criteria or guidelines and under the provisions of an applicable health benefits plan.
AONN+ Blog published on November 11, 2010 in Navigation
If we don’t know where we’ve been, we may not understand where we are now, much less know where we are going. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the government decided to implement major changes in how hospitals would be paid for providing inpatient care. Healthcare expenses were recognized as being out of control, even back then.
AONN+ Blog published on November 11, 2010 in Navigation
Often times there is a lot of education, support and resources available to a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. She may meet with a nurse navigator, an NP involves in her surgical management, the surgical oncologist who will be operating on her, the OR scheduler, the appointment scheduling coordinator, and perhaps even other people involved in the first phase of her treatment plan.

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