In February 2017, Cancer Treatment Centers of America partnered with NantHealth and Allscripts to establish new comprehensive treatment plans for more customized oncology treatment platforms called Clinical Pathways. In this context, comprehensive means that it includes the latest upgrades of therapies, cancer research and treatments. Clinical Pathways is designed to keep physicians apprised of the treatment process without the constant guesswork and interruption in the work flow. In other words, it basically works as its own ecosystem of the treatment plans.Clinical Pathways also allows for a more transparent of the care plan treatments.
It also allows for comparison shopping between options, maps of every treatment regiment currently recommended by eviti, order entries with just a tap of the screen, and the latest clinical data and present up-to-date guidelines of the general reactions to the treatments.Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is currently a network of five hospitals that specialize in treating cancer patients. It was established in 1988 by Richard Stephenson whose mother succumbed to cancer and he wasn’t satisfied with the available treatment options of that time.
The first location to open was the one in Zion, Illinois and the other four followed between 2005 and 2012.CTCA combines traditional treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiation, with integral therapies to help patients cope with the physical side effects, pain, anxiety and depression issues. Aside from the five locations in the U.S., they also opened an information office in Mexico City in 2015. Their brand has become well-known in Latin America, Carribeans and the Middle East so it is also possible for cancer patients in those areas to receive treatment at one of the five locations in the U.S. Four of the five locations have received three-year accreditations for their breast programs.