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VHAN Care Navigators Offer Relief From Health Care Stressors

VHAN Care Management team members serve as advocates for patients in many aspects of their health care journey. A success story profiling Care Navigator Martha Merry, BS, RN, and a patient with cancer illustrates the team’s impact.

Round-Up of Resources for National Diabetes Awareness Month

In Tennessee, 13.8%, or more than 710,000 adults, have been diagnosed with diabetes. Don’t miss this list of resources that health care professionals can use to help their patients manage this chronic disease.

How VHAN Helps Patients Better Manage Diabetes

Diabetes and its associated complications such as dialysis and heart disease not only negatively impact patients’ lives, but they are also costly. Here’s a story of how a VHAN diabetes program helped one patient better manage her condition.

VHAN Transitions of Care Program Offers Extra Support

Working directly with our member hospital systems and practices, VHAN aims to improve the transition process and improve continuity of care, thus reducing adverse events and readmissions. 

New Resource: Cancer Screening Best Practice Guide

VHAN has aggregated best practices for preventive screenings into a quick reference guide that focuses on practical ways to improve workflows and patient engagement to increase breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings.

Payors Offer Colon Cancer Screening FIT Tests for MA Patients

Levering their patient data and vendor partnerships, Aetna MA and Cigna MA are offering colon cancer screening FIT test kits to eligible patients at no additional cost to patients or providers.

Social Work Care Navigator Finds Transportation for Patient at Risk

Care Navigators identify issues that might put patients at risk, such as difficulty getting medications or accessibility issues. Here’s a story of how a Social Work Care Navigator helped mitigate a transportation challenge for a patient.

FluFIT Program Increases Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

American Cancer Society’s FluFIT Program is an innovative way to increase colorectal cancer screenings in primary care settings. When patients come in for their annual flu shot, clinic staff provide a FIT kit to those due for colorectal cancer screening.

VHAN’s Care Navigators Offer Added Support

Ensuring all patients receive the coordinated care they need in between visits and across care settings is a top priority for providers. That priority gets a helping hand when you partner with VHAN’s highly integrated Care Management team.

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