Cancer Treatment Centers of America Gains Access to Critical EHR Information Center Through New Partnerships

In the efforts to treat cancer more effectively, information, especially tailored information on specific treatment options, is often of vital importance to the doctors and patients on the ground. Now, through a new partnership involving Cancer Treatment Centers, NantHealth and Allscrips, there will be a custom integration of NantHealth’s clinical support solution and operating system with the Allscripts Sunrise electronic health record, or EHR.

The direct interface will contain a comprehensive collection of cancer care data, which in turn can be continually updated so physicians have the knowledge at the click of few buttons. The partnership began in early 2016 when CTCA, Allscripts, and NantHealth began collaborating to see how they can better deliver exact treatment options to patients at all five hospitals in the CTCA network.

With the Clinical Pathways, the NantHealth eviti system will have access to the Allscripts Sunrise EHR. The Electronic Health Records contain over 2700 evidence-based treatments and clinical trials which oncologists can access to see what treatment possibilities they should recommend to their patients. Its quality is assured because it is maintained by top oncologists in the country.

Through the portal, physicians can work with their patients to create custom treatment plans for each stage of a patient’s disease state, compare treatments and costs, enter orders, and examine a map of complimentary treatments and services that a patient may want to consider. Those are not directly dealing with the disease but can improve quality of life while undergoing treatment. It will even streamline the insurance process by offering detailed clinical data to insurance companies to support the treatment strategies.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America runs five hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Their philosophy is to integrate multiple avenues of treatment from modern genome-based therapies to traditional radiation and chemotherapy as well as supportive therapies. All three will be enhanced by this partnership.

Its five hospitals are networked together to serve adults with cancer. They believe strongly in patient agency during decision making. As a result, its hospitals, in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa, are consistently ranked high in patient experience and quality of care.

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