Spotlight on Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Working in collaboration with Allscript and Nanthealth, CTCA acquired a technical solution for decision making support. This electronic health record system (EHR), Clinical Pathways, facilitates dispensation of cancer treatment processes information while decreasing physician’s workloads. Program development benefited from the input of oncologists across America.
Using the program gives oncologists access to current research findings in cancer treatment, therapies, and practices. After the adoption of this program, CTCA has reported improved efficiency and service quality. According to Paul Black, Allscripts CEO, the solution helps to improve chemotherapy selection procedures and order processing with significant impacts on the quality of treatment provided by CTCA across its five constituent hospitals.
Further, an integration of Clinical Pathways with the eviti solution from Nanthealth equips physicians with the ability to retrieve data from CTCA’s extensive medical library. CTCA’s medical library is composed of articles, peer-reviewed research papers from the government, and other research institutions. A team of oncologists, nurses, informatics professionals, and CTCA’s national advisory board maintain CTCA’s library. Integration of Clinical Pathways and the evil solution is expected to transform the way that cancer treatment has been practiced.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has a network of five hospitals providing to patients with cancer. Founded in 1988 by Robert J Stephenson, the Center’s first hospital opened in 1988. Though initially headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, in January 2015 its offices relocated to Boca Raton, Florida. CTCA uses an integrated approach combining surgery, radiation, genomic testing, immunotherapy, and precision cancer treatment procedures. Its constituent hospitals are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Arizona.
The Joints Commission has accredited CTCA’s five-networked hospital and has earned the Magnet, and Top Performer Key Quality Measures Awards. Rated as a consistent provider of top-notch cancer treatment services and information, the Center provides cancer patients with evidence-based therapies for cancer management.