Both NantHealth and Allscripts have joined up with CTCA to form Clinical Pathways, a program to help inform professionals working in oncology through useful tools such as the new clinical operation system, NanOS. NanOS has a built in system full of information from some of the countries top minds behind oncology research and practice, all shared on one source network to improve the practices of oncologists in all states.
Serving as Chief Medical Officer at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, George Deneker, Jr., MD, had many positives to say on the topic of Clinical Pathways. He went on to explain that Clincial Pathways provided an appropriate treatment option for practicing oncologists. Not only that but it also helps in eliminating the potential for using guesswork by those clinicians who have too much new data to work through on the subject of oncology research. That said, they’ve successfully created an ecosystem of sorts with specific treatment options for these practitioners to choose from, while being customized to fit the CTCA standard of practice and care.
The main headquarters for Cancer Treatment Centers of America is situated in Boca Raton, Florida, though there are five other centers spanning over five others cities; Phoenix, Tulsa, Chicago, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Its national network of five hospitals serves specifically those adults in the U.S. who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. The CTCA approach is meant to integrate a number of scientifically backed modes of treatment. CTCA provides comprehensive information about several options for families and patients to go over.
Those treatments provided by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America include recent advancements in genomic testing, surgery and precision cancer treatment, immunotherapy, chemo and radiation therapies. Aside from these, the treatment centers also employ a number of evidence supported treatments that help patients with both physical and emotional recovery. This is done by finding ways to enhance the patient’s quality of life while also managing any side effects that treatment may have left them with, before, during, and after treatments occur.