The Cancer Treatment Centers of America Inc. (CTCA) refers to a network of five hospitals in the United States who give health care services and support to adult cancer patients. They have been working on a project with two partners; Allscripts and NantHealth to enhance treatment strategies and options through the integration of ideas and services. Allscripts provides innovative technology solution through an online space that links patients with caregivers and avail vital information. On the other hand, NantHealth Inc. focuses on personalized care and treatment of critical and cancer patients using evidence based approach.
Clinical Pathways program is therefore borne from this integration. It monitors cancer treatment with the help of NantOS system used by oncologists and provides information about cancer including the recent discovery and studies. According to George Daneker, MD &CMO at CTCA, the project comes at a time when oncologists are studying hard about cells, cancer treatment regime and complementary target therapies.
The Allscripts Sunrise Electronic Health Record provides backed up data that helps give patients standard care, weigh treatment options, review progress and monitor for safety and efficiency. Chemotherapy selection and booking are set to improve through the alignment of clinical workflows and interior design. Technology will be embraced in the entire cancer management process from diagnosis to treatment.
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According to WebMD, Richard J. Stephenson founded CTCA after his mother succumbed from cancer. The Midwestern Regional Medical Centre in Illinois was the first hospital that housed the organization. CTCA then was headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois but later moved to Boca Raton, Florida.
The five hospitals in the CTCA are spread across the United States in Phoenix, Arizona; Tulsa; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and around Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois. Cancer treatment is done through surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and alternative therapies. The therapies are known to deal with nausea, fatigue, malnutrition, depression, anxiety and pain that comes from the side effects.
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