Cancer Treatment Centers of America Pioneers ‘Pathways’ to Custom Cancer Treatments

Clinical Pathways is a custom technical solution that combines evitiĀ®, a clinical decision support solution, with patient information in electronic health records (EHR). It is a collaboration between Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), NantHealth and Allscripts. This solution integrates the latest cancer research available with treatment regimens and complimentary therapies. It presents a comprehensive list of treatment options to medical staff while eliminating guesswork by clinicians. It provides custom treatment regimens specific to each patient and presents comparisons between treatment options, including an average market cost of delivery. This system allows physicians to retrieve information from an unbiased source that encompasses over 2,700 of the most applicable, evidence-based treatment options covering all cancer sub types and modalities.

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, located in historic Newnan, Georgia, is now equipped with the Clinical Pathways system. Just 30 minutes outside of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Centers for Advanced Oncology at Southeastern Hospital uses this system to provide tailored care to each patient, delivering comprehensive integrative care all in one location. Specializing in breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, gynecological cancer, and many other cancer types, Southeastern, is one of CTCA’s five hospitals.

The CTCA is a for-profit network of hospitals located in Boca Raton, Florida. It offers integrative therapies to help manage side effects from chemotherapy and other cancer treatments such as pain, numbness, fatigue, nausea, and anxiety. It was first foudned by Richard J. Stephenson following the death of his mother from cancer. He founded the institution out of his frustration with the lack of treatment options. Since then, this network of hospitals has earned Full Standards Compliance from the Joint Commission, the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, and the Magnet Award. Its team of experts treat using a collaborative approach and state-of-the-art technologies.

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