What if doctors could eliminate the guesswork for their cancer patients? This is now possible at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, with the help of Clinical Pathways, a care care, data driven platform from Allscripts and Nanthealth. George Daneker, the Chief Medical Officer of CTCA said, “Clinical Pathways presents all appropriate cancer treatment options. It also helps eliminate potential guesswork by clinicians routinely inundated with new data and oncology research.”
Treatment options continue to evolve in the medical field, but oncology is one of the top ever evolving areas of medicine that never seems to stop developing. The focus is always the patient, and it is always with their best interest in mind. CTCA focuses on treating the whole patient, implementing some well-known complimentary therapies along with conventional medicine. Research is inputted into the database, and it is through this that the standard of care is reviewed and then referenced to the patient’s needs and directed to the most positive outcome possible.
Treatment options are now matched up with the patient according to their disease state and other information that is found within the data inside Clinical Pathways. Treatment options may also be compared, letting the doctor and the patient study the information and discuss what options are best and why these targeted treatments have been so successful.
CTCA believes that every patient is unique and that their cancer is as well. There are various types of cancer, and each patient responds differently. The hospitals under CTCA are focused on what they call “precision treatment”, which means treatment plans are always targeted to the specific type of cancer the patient has. Those who work with CTCA are experts in the field of oncology, and are not working in other areas at this time.
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