While many companies tend to resist major change citing difficulties in transition or the added costs involved, Cancer Treatment Centers of America is not one of them. The organization has teamed up with Allscripts and Nanthealth to create Clinical Pathways. The new program eases the some very common struggles for the physicians treating patients with cancer. Clinical Pathways makes it easier to streamline treatment plans, offer the ability to compare and contrast different treatments and access the most up to date data on guidelines related to each patient’s care.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America have five locations in the United States, it is currently based out of Boca Raton, FL, previously it was Schaumburg, IL. The organization was founded in 1988 by Richard J Stephenson, an investment banker. The very first location was in Zion, IL and is still operating today. Gradually, Cancer Treatment Centers of America continued to expand by opening four more facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
The entire focus of Cancer Treatment Centers of America is oncology, the specialized treatment of cancer. The founder lost a loved one to cancer and made it his life’s goal to provide better treatments and care options for those suffering plus support for their families who go through the treatment process with them. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America continually are working to stay on the cutting edge of cancer research to create more effective drugs and treatments for their patients. Each person who visits Cancer Treatment Centers of America is treated like an individual, not a number and that is one of the many things that set them apart from a standard hospital. As they continue to grow their organization it can only mean a better chance of survival for those who may have previously given up hope.