Allscripts, NantHealth team with Cancer Treatment Centers of America to combine clinical decision support and EHR for care plans
Cancer Treatment Centers of America is implementing a custom technical solution that enables eviti, a NantHealth clinical decision support system, access to clinical workflows in the Allscripts Sunrise electronic health record. The Clinical Pathways program is designed to help inform the cancer treatment process, without interrupting the physician’s clinical workflow.
The direct interface of the clinical operating system (NantOS) was built with the input of hundreds of oncologists across the nation and holds a comprehensive collection of evolving cancer care data, the vendors said.
“Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Allscripts and NantHealth began planning this project in early 2016 to help patients and providers alike benefit from the clinical capabilities of an integrated solution,” said Paul Black, Allscripts CEO.
The resulting Clinical Pathways integrates the latest cancer research available, treatment regimens and complementary therapies into the Allscripts Sunrise EHR, giving oncologists the ability to create a curated list of care protocols at the point of care, the vendors explained.
When the treatment platform is engaged, the vendors added, it can be used for comparing treatment options, computer order entry, as well as access to referenced guidelines including response rates, adverse drug reaction and toxicity.
“Clinical Pathways presents all appropriate treatment options,” said George Daneker MD, chief medical officer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. “It also helps eliminate potential guesswork by clinicians routinely inundated with new data and oncology research. We created an ecosystem of treatment options, customized to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America standard of care, for patients to review and choose from that’s safe and efficient.”