Cancer treatment centers of America establishes Clinical Pathways to enhance cancer treatment


Cancer Centers of America are a popular national network of five hospitals that serve cancer patients. The centers entered into a partnership with Allscripts and Nanthealth to develop a tailored solution for the cancer treatment process. The new platform formed by cancer centers of America, Allscripts and Nanthealth are called Clinical Pathways program. Nanthealth, an established custom-made and evidence-based healthcare company incorporated their clinical support solution known as eviti into the Clinical Pathways Program.

Allscripts, a premier provider of healthcare information technology solutions, integrated their electronic health record (EHR) to improve storing, distribution and retrieving of information. The new program was developed to educate physicians about the different cancer treatment processes without necessarily interrupting the treatment process. The Nanthealth’s eviti program was designed with the input of some expert oncologists. It, therefore, holds a comprehensive compilation of data that regards the evolution of cancer treatment.

Clinical pathways
The program integrates the most recent cancer research, treatment plans, and the necessary therapies into the EHR. This allows the oncologists and researchers an opportunity to create a curated list of treatment procedures for the cancer patients. The clinical pathways program provides real-time functionality, response rates, access to referenced guidelines, toxicity, and also a comparison between different cancer treatment options.

Clinical pathways program improves transparency and enables the patients to choose the most appropriate treatment plan from a list provided by their physicians. The program has also improved the efficiency of the cancer treatment plans and consequently the quality of life of the cancer patients. Besides, it enables cancer patients to discuss with the physicians the progress of the cancer treatment.

About cancer treatment centers of America
Cancer treatment centers of America are a network of five hospitals that work together to increase efficiency and effectiveness of cancer treatment process. The centers incorporate integrated approaches in cancer therapies and treatment options.