Cancer Treatment Center of America is a non profit organization that treats cancer patients around the United States. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, there are five hospitals across the country that cancer patients can seek treatment at. CTCA uses traditional approaches to treat cancer like chemotherapy and surgery, but also offers other treatments for side effects like pain, nausea, and depression.
According to the article, “Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Partners with Allscripts and NantHealth to Launch Clinical Pathways, a Comprehensive and Custom Oncology Treatment Platform,” after seeing his mother die of cancer, Richard J Stephenson started the company in 1988. He didn’t like the treatment options for his mother, and wanted something better. The first hospital was opened in Zion, Illinois, and the four others were built around the country later.
Recently, CTCA has decided to partner with NantHealth and Allscripts to begin a custom technical solution which will allow Eviti, (a NantHealth clinical descion support team) to be able to access clinical work flows in the Allscripts health system. Integrating this ClinicalPathways system will inform the cancer treatment process, and minimize interruption of the physician’s clinical work flow.
ClinicalPathways is designed with the patient in mind and it uses the latest and most advanced treatments options. Doing this helps to improve quality of care, as well as efficiency. Another unique aspect of ClinicalPathways is the their expedited insurance approval times. Any of the five Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospitals will give patients access to the ClinicalPathways system.
With this new collaboration comes a new library of unbiased medical records and information on over 2700 different treatment regimes that doctors can have access to.
Cancer patients are now able to get treatment with the latest technology, and have an expedited recovery time.