CTCA has joined hands with Allscripts Sunrise and NantHealth to roll out the Clinical Pathways program. The program will link up NantHealth’s eviti® solutions and Allscript’s electronic health record (HER), thus enhancing an efficient cancer treatment process and smooth delivery of clinical services by medical practitioners. NantHealth brought with it a clinical operating system, NantOS that incorporates a database for cancer care.
Benefits to Patients
As stated in this article, Clinical Pathways will integrate a compilation of cancer research reports from oncologists drawn from across the United States and beyond. These reports improve cancer treatment, which makes them the best patient-centered medical advancement in the recent times. This integration will also link up patients and medical practitioners as well as individual partner patients with the clinical teams that they may require. With this kind of partnership, patients will have a clear understanding of their diagnosis and treatment process. On top of that, Clinical Pathways will provide patient treatment data to health insurance providers to hasten insurance approval when the need arises. Patients at any of the five CTCA hospitals will have access to these services.
Benefits to Physicians
According to Wikipedia, physicians will also have their fair share of benefits from Clinical Pathways. The program will offer them a platform to solicit reliable and accurate medical information from Evidence-Based Medical Library. The library has more than 2,700 cancer treatment prescriptions and regimens compiled from government agencies and oncology associations. These regimens details expected treatment costs and clinical outcomes.
CTCA is a conglomeration of five hospitals that specializes in cancer treatment across the U.S. Founded by Richard Stephenson in 1988, the organization was initially headquartered in Illinois but was later moved to Boca Raton, Florida.
During the first 17 years, the organization was operating in only one hospital: the Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Illinois. The other four hospitals have been established in four different states, including Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Georgia.