Navigation provides streamlined pathway for decreasing time from actionable finding to treatment, and can be started within one week. This can be accomplished by either by having a dedicated clinic or virtual clinic.
Job descriptions of various levels of navigators
Coordination of care
– Same day pulmonary function tests
– Expedited additional testing including, navigational bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy (EBUS), and PET scans
– Pulmonary/surgical appointment coordination
Create educational materials for both consumer and PCP (including shared decision making)
Navigation as an aid in clinical integration, reduction of outmigration, and increase patient satisfaction in an outpatient setting