Cancer Treatment Centers Of America Launches Innovative Partnership

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a network of five hospitals that provides cancer treatment across the nation. The organization recently announced a partnership with Allscripts and NantHealth will result in a solution that will streamline the treatment of cancer while not inhibiting the doctor’s clinical workflow. The products and services that will be involved in NantHealth’s eviti which is a clinical decision support platform and Sunrise Electronic Health Record which is supplied by Allscripts.
The Chief Medical Officer of CTCA is Dr. George Daneker, Jr. who works at the Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Dr. Daneker said that this partnership, called Clinical Pathways, will present physicians with all of the cancer treatment options that are appropriate for a particular patient. He also said that this will result in less educated guesswork and help them provide therapies and drugs that are safe and efficient.
According to Wikipedia, CTCA is based in Boca Raton, Florida. It has five hospitals that are strategically located across the continental United States in every region. The organization uses conventional approaches to cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery, immunotherapy, and radiation. Additionally, the doctors at CTCA use therapies to treat the side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, fatigue, depression, and pain.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America was founded in 1988 in order to provide a patient-focused approach to cancer treatment that could be modified to fit the individualized needs of each patient. All of the Oncologists at CTCA are board-certified and have specialists in every type of cancer including breast, prostate, cervical, lung, and all of forms of cancer. The founder of the organization was Richard J. Stephenson who had lost his mother to cancer. He discovered during her therapy that there weren’t very good treatment options available and so founded his company in order to offer other patients better rates of survivability.

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