In a perfect world, no one would be impacted by cancer, a disease that causes cells to divide and spread to surrounding tissue, but unfortunately, the world is not perfect; according to cancer.gov, cancer has been identified as the leading cause of death worldwide. Thankfully, however, there are organizations like Cancer Treatment Centers of America, that provide cutting-edge treatment options that may result in complete, or partial, remission of this deadly disease.
Founded in 1988 by Richard Stephenson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a well-regarded non-profit network of hospitals that provides inventive and innovative treatment options for their patients. According to an article in PRNewswire, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has collaborated with NantHealth and Allscripts, two well-regarded health management companies, to help streamline patient care. The collaborative effort will provide a revolutionary custom technical solution that will keep patients abreast of their treatment process, while also being an asset to the oncologist.
Collaborating with NantHealth and Allscripts has allowed Cancer Treatment Centers of America access to “eviti”, an online preauthorization system for in-network oncologist; this system provides practitioners with the ability to access electronic health records from Allscripts. The end-result is a fully integrated clinical decision support solution, aptly named the Clinical Pathways program. The program is the brainchild of hundreds of oncologist and is predicated on maintaining an elaborate library of cancer care information. According to George Daneker, Jr., MD, “the Clinical Pathways program presents all appropriate treatment options, and eliminates potential guesswork by clinicians inundated with new data and oncology research.”
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a leader in providing best in class treatment for their patients, and the Clinical Pathways program further demonstrates their commitment to improving the lives of those suffering. The benefits of the Clinical Pathways program reportedly encompasses the following:
Comparative treatment options
Access to updated guidelines and pharmacotherapy
Computer order entry
Supporting clinical data
As previously stated, in a perfect world no one would be impacted by cancer, but because that is not the case, Cancer Treatment Centers of America represents a godsend for those fighting this disease.