Clinical Pathways Will Streamline the Process of Treating Cancer and Improve Patient Care

The process of treating cancer can seem daunting, but Cancer Treatment Centers of America has partnered with Allscripts and NantHealth in order to make the process easier for oncologists to navigate with their new Clinical Pathways program. The Clinical Pathways platform is a comprehensive tool customized to streamline the process of treating cancer for oncologists.

Clinical Pathways utilizes the NantOS clinical operating system so that oncologists can directly access a database of evolving cancer care information. This is possible because NantHealth’s eviti clinical decision support system can access clinical workflow information from Allscript’s Sunrise electronic health record to equip oncologists to make informed decisions at the point of care. This streamlined process offers the input of hundreds of oncologists across the nation.

Clinical Pathways gives oncologists direct access to treatments customized to the patient, with their medical history taken into consideration. The platform also allows oncologists to converse with their patients with side-by-side comparisons of treatment options and costs. The planning process for Clinical Pathways began early in 2016 with the goal of greater transparency in the diagnosis and treatment of all cancers and subtypes, to cut down on insurance processing time and discrepancies in treatment.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national, for-profit network of five hospitals focused on treating all kinds of cancers. Each of their five state-of-the-art cancer treatment centers are focused solely on cancer treatment, and they offer care plans to meet the needs of the individual.

CTCA’s hospitals have earned Full Standards Compliance from the Joint Commission, Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and the Magnet Award for all five locations. They take an integrative approach to treatment, with well researched methods to treating the underlying cancer as well as the side effects of medication, and depression and anxiety linked to the diagnosis.

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