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Roche launches NAVIFY Guidelines app to assist clinicians in monitoring cancer patients

22 October 2019 | News

The digitised process takes clinicians through each step of an intended course of treatment and allows them to enter deviations depending on an individual patient’s situation

Photo credit: NAVIFY

Photo credit: NAVIFY

Roche, on 21 Oct 2019 announced the release of its latest app as part of the NAVIFY Decision Support portfolio. The NAVIFY Guidelines app embeds the latest NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) covering the four most common cancers within NAVIFY Tumor Board. When opening a patient case, the app identifies the appropriate guidelines based on the patient's cancer type. Clinicians can then select the intended pathway, easily click through the digitised decision tree or flowchart and personalise individual steps for a specific patient. The pathway is accessible to all tumour board participants and can be exported to include in the practice’s EMR system, send to patients or submit for reimbursement approval by payers.

Guidelines in clinical practice help explain a disease and determine the optimal evidence-based treatment for individual patients based on their diagnosis, disease stage, age and other factors.  In addition, clinical guidelines contribute to care management by promoting practice conformity and reducing cost.  NAVIFY Guidelines app pulls the latest clinical guidelines for breast, prostate, non-small-cell lung, colon and rectal (colorectal) cancers from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®). App alerts entire oncology care team to updates integrates most recent content in their decision making the process and facilitates documentation of intended personalised care plan.

Due to advances in medicine, NCCN Guidelines® are updated continuously. At the same time, with the move to more value-based care and respective payment models, clinicians face an increasing need for adhering to proven guideline recommendations. By digitising the guidelines process, alerting users real-time about new and updated guidelines and making the respective pathway available as part of the holistic patient dashboard in NAVIFY Tumor Board, the NAVIFY Guidelines app not only ensures that oncology care teams refer to latest information and are aligned regarding what is planned for the patient but also facilitates documentation.

"The NAVIFY Guidelines app provides clinicians with peace of mind that the latest clinical guidance has been considered in treatment decision making and monitoring. The ability to facilitate and track guidelines adherence, personalisation and documentation support evidence-based care for patients around the globe. This latest addition to the NAVIFY ecosystem marks another step in supporting the move towards truly individualised care," said Thomas Schinecker, CEO Roche Diagnostics.

“Digitised guidelines available at point-of-care through clinical decision support software, such as the NAVIFY Guidelines app, help advance our mission of improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives and fits perfectly with our vision to define and advance high-quality, high-value cancer care across the world,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, CEO NCCN. 

The NAVIFY Guidelines app is available in the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan,

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