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The best treatment plans often start with record sharing. Since Cancer care data is constantly evolving, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) along with Allscripts and NantHealth are implementing an integration plan known as “Clinical Pathways.” This technical solution will enable Oncologists to more quickly identify treatment options based on proven clinical evidence.
Hundreds of Doctors have contributed their knowledge to the data base knowing their patients will benefit from the many treatment options Clinical Pathways (CP) offers them. CP is ready with every appropriate treatment option there is for any given situation, making guesswork about treatment or surprises in cost a thing of the past.
- All cancers are not equal. CP is ready with the right plan for specific people in the most efficient way possible.
- At the touch of a screen, Oncologists can reference anything they need in order to provide the custom care their patients deserve.
- Insurance approval is easier to come by when clinical data that supports treatment options is presented.
CTCA, NantHealth and Allscripts have been working on integration since early 2016 and already the quality of care rises. Access to un-biased data being continuously updated by professionals in the Oncology field is perhaps long over due. Cancer can be just as emotionally draining as physically and CP works towards easing the entire process.
Oncologists having open access to real-time data for a variety of cancers brightens the horizon for both medical professionals and their patients. There are five CTCA hospitals across the nation and CP is available for use at every one of them. Teamwork, expertise, support and personalization combined with advanced technology helps to take the “scary” out of the word cancer in institutions such as these CTCA hospitals.
Surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy as well as supportive therapy to help with cancer-related side effects that can all be found under one roof is certainly a blessing for anyone suffering from cancer. With the integrated care now offered by CP it’s safe to say that prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of cancer just got easier for Doctors and patients alike.