To make cancer treatment options more available for patient care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) created the Clinical Pathways program. CTCA established this program through a partnership with NantHealth and Allscripts. NantHealth is a healthcare company, which uses evidence-based data for custom patient care. Allscripts is an information technology (IT) company. It manages electronic health records for hospitals.
Clinical Pathways Program
The partnership for the Clinical Pathways program started in 2016. Oncologists can now access a medical library, which lists over 2,700 types of cancer. There is a wealth of reliable information on each kind of cancer. The sources are from government literature, peer-reviewed articles, and cancer organizations. Research and other information are transferred to the electronic health record of the patient.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The establishment of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) was in 1988. Its headquarters is in Boca Raton, Florida. There are 5 CTCA hospitals that treat patients from the US and abroad. These hospitals are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tulsa. The doctors and nurses have advanced training in cancer treatment. They provide individualized diagnosis and treatment for patients.
The oncologists and nurses at CTCA have specialty training for each type of cancer. There are different diagnoses and treatments for each type of cancer. A patient will receive a team of experts for their specific type of cancer. The team of experts will discuss treatment options with the patient. They will also support the patient by suggesting ways to reduce side effects during treatment.
In conclusion, CTCA has oncology teams who help patients with individualized treatment. These treatments will help patients fight cancer. The team of experts will advise the patient on managing side effects. The ultimate goal of CTCA is to help patients carry on with their normal lives.
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