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Efforts put by cancer centers of America, Allscripts and Nanthealth to fight cancer

The cancer menace affects a lot of people across the world. The disease has caused pain and affliction to lot families across the globe. In America alone, at least 40 percent of adults are diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. National Cancer Institute revealed that close to 15 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer in 2014. The figures are expected to shoot to close to 20 million in the coming ten years. These figures can, however, come down if there is adequate information on specific treatment options for cancer in our hospitals. Lack of adequate information is one of the hindrances to the treatment of cancer.

Cancer Centers of America are one of the organizations that have put a spirited fight against cancer. The organization, through their affiliate hospitals, has teamed up with Nanthealth and Allscripts to roll out a new program that will enable quick access to critical information needed during the cancer treatment process.The new platform created by the three organizations will allow clinicians and researchers to access a pool of cancer care data. The database will continuously be updated by oncologists and physicians who have experience and expertise in dealing with different types of cancer. The critical information in the database can be accessed within a few clicks.

The three organizations launched the partnership in 2016 as they tried to brainstorm on how they can deliver better services to the cancer patients. The new platform is known as clinical pathways, and it will allow the eviti system by Nanthealth to access the Allscripts Sunrise EHR.The Allscripts Sunrise EHR contains more than 2700 evidence-based treatments which allow clinicians and oncologists to weigh on different treatment possibilities that they can recommend to their patients. The integrity of the clinical pathways program is assured since it is maintained by highly experienced oncologists and researchers in America.Through the clinical pathways platform, oncologists can create customized treatment plans with the input from the patients. The platform also helps them to compare treatment options and costs, and also examine other complimentary services that a cancer patient would consider.