What Is A Navigator

As the U.S. health system becomes more and more complex, the term “Navigator” is starting to appear in the national media as an emerging career.

Health Navigators or Patient Navigators is the general term increasingly used to describe a variety of professionals. This role is to assist patients and their families with the ins/outs of getting the best care they need today with a system that is so very difficult to understand.

In 2017, there is a growing commitment to provide [Health Navigator] positions and an emerging strategy for integrating these positions into health care and public health systems.