In 2016, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America embarked on a project together with Allscripts and NantHealth to develop a system that incorporates clinical workflow and electronic health records. The aim of the project was to develop a system that would seamlessly integrate NantHealth’s eviti solution with Allscripts’ Sunrise electronic health records. The initiative involved many professional oncologists and system developers. Finally, in February 2017, the CTCA announced the implementation of the solution.
Clinical Pathways is the name of the new system. According to CEO of Allscripts, Paul Black, it can enhance chemotherapy treatment procedures. It as well will improve the quality patients experience at CTCA. Critical Pathways has comprehensive data on latest cancer therapies and even research results. Its evidence-based Medical Library contains over 2,700 proven treatment procedures for cancer, its subtypes, and modalities. The library includes information obtained from oncology associations, government agencies and peer reviewed literature.
Critical pathways play a crucial role in ensuring accuracy and uninterrupted workflow during cancer treatment. It provides all the necessary information on the level of the disease, available therapies, and drug effects and toxicity. All this information is contained in its massive library. The information in the library is maintained full time by a team comprising o oncologists, clinical informatics and oncology nurses and experts.
About the Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CTCA is a national chain of five cancer treatment hospitals in Chicago, Tulsa, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. The centers integrate evolving cancer treatment solutions with standard treatments like radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. They also provide evidence-based supportive services which enhance the physical and emotional well-being of patients.
In the past years, CTCA is one of the most reliable cancer treatment centers in the world. It encourages the involvement of the patient in the choice of the treatment procedure. Critical Pathways will undoubtedly make its services more useful.