Clinical Pathways, a new database that has been integrated into the treatment plans of cancer patients at all locations for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is changing the way they practice oncology. This new platform is what they refer to as an evidence-based approach to treating cancer, including treating the whole patient. This approach is a one-of-a-kind approach to treatment plans today for CTCA, and now the patient and the doctor can have more control over what happens in their journey towards beating cancer.
How does this work? Working with Nanthealth and Allscripts, CTCA uses the Clinical Pathways database to help them come up with a more specific treatment plan for specific types of cancer. This means that the guesswork has been eliminated and that the patient can start off with a more targeted treatment rather than going through many different therapies to see what works best. This is also a relief for insurance companies, giving them the breathing room to have to take fewer claims when a more targeted approach is being taken.
This is great news as targeted treatment regimens are under way, treating the patient in their specific disease state, as well as gathering the information on the average delivery rate, or the cost involved in that treatment plan. Order entry can all be done from the computer screen, making it easy for all aspects of the treatment to be tracked and documented, and all references to the latest treatments are all inside as well.
The CTCA is a network of five hospitals in major cities, using an approach that discusses treating the whole patient. There is plenty of supporting clinical data and this integrated solution is just what doctors and patients have been looking for in order to make it easier for all involved.