Standardized Metrics

Finding Champions

Crystal Dugger, RN, BSN, MBA
Crystal Dugger suggests why it might be challenging to get key people onboard and suggests how to change that.

Doing the Right Thing Yields Robust ROI

Crystal Dugger, RN, BSN, MBA
Crystal Dugger offers insight on the business philosophy of Sarah Cannon (HCA) and the elements of a successful program.

Know Your Worth

Crystal Dugger, RN, BSN, MBA
Crystal Dugger stresses the necessity of standardizing and quantifying the value of a navigation program to the institution.

Traits of a Sustainable Navigation Program

Crystal Dugger, RN, BSN, MBA
What does it take to sustain a navigation program for years to come? Crystal Dugger lists the most important ones for long-term sustainability.

Defining the Work We Do

Crystal Dugger, RN, BSN, MBA
Crystal Dugger offers an analysis of the main obstacles and the possible solutions to growing the professional field.

AONN+ Standardized Metrics and the Biden Cancer Initiative

Danielle Carnival, PhD
Danielle Carnival recognizes that data standardization is a huge problem in cancer care, and notes that the AONN+ standardized navigation metrics are a giant step toward making progress in this area.

Standardized Navigation Metrics: Where to Start

Elaine Sein, BSN, RN
Elaine Sein explains how navigators can begin implementing the AONN+ metrics into their own programs and suggests utilizing your QI team for help.

Aligning Metrics and Individual Program Goals

Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH
Linda Fleisher credits AONN+ for developing metrics to improve both process and clinical outcomes, as she believes it's important for all navigators to evaluate their programs to determine which metrics are most crucial for their specific needs.

Why Navigators Need Standardized Metrics

Elaine Sein, BSN, RN
Elaine Sein stresses that standardized metrics illustrate the value and sustainability that navigators bring to the table and expand on how AONN+ created 35 evidence-based navigation-focused metrics.

National Navigation Metrics Quality Study to Open in March 2018

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is launching a collaborative project with Chartis Oncology Solutions and the American Cancer Society (ACS) to execute a national multisite navigation metrics quality study. The aim of this study is to gain insight and understanding into the barriers and challenges navigation programs encounter when implementing navigation metrics.