The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has joined up with other groups to introduce the world to a new solution for treatment problems.
The CTCA has launched a collaborative effort with NantHealth and AllScripts to launch a new technical custom solution for “Eviti,” which is a clinical support decision solution that allows for access to clinical workflows with AllScripts electronic health records (EHR).
The solution has been called the “Clinical Pathways Program,” and while it’s integrated in the system, it has the purpose of helping inform patients of the cancer treatment process without interrupting the physician’s work speed at all. In fact the program’s interface was design with the input of oncologists all over the nation and as a clinical operating system, is able to store an extremely massive amount of data, data that constantly changes with the evolution of cancer as time goes on.
As for the solution, the Clinical Pathways Program takes the most recent research in cancer treatment and therapies and gives oncologists a special way to make their own list of caring protocols for patients. The platform provides useful information such as custom treatment patterns that are specifically geared to a patient’s needs, comparisons between different treatment options and the ability to function in real time.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a network of five different hospitals across the nation that specialize in treating cancer patients. The company is a for-profit group that is based out of Boca Raton, Florida and first opened in 1988. It is a privately owned group with branches in Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia.
The CTCA utilizes its own unique and integrating approaches to treating cancer that involve precision cancer treatment, radiation specializing and surgery. A lot of evidence-supporting therapies are also used to help patients with treatments.
Founded as NimbusDB in 2008, NuoDB (NewSQL) is an elastic SQL that provides a database for cloud applications. From minimizing application response times to allowing their clients to remain available, NuoDB has created new heights in the competition.
This database company has also reached far enough to make sure its clients don’t have to scale up. What this means is if a company wants its database to expand in capacity but isn’t with NuoDB, they will likely have to scale up; buying newer, more expensive software to keep up. However, databases like NuoDB allows their clients to scale out, instead; expanding and contracting their processing power through the cloud itself. It saves time, money, and power (Kertzman, M., 2014).
NuoDB is an investment taking strides in each update. In the beginning, they just wanted a database to fit their needs while simultaneously creating an environment for various companies to give more value to their customers. What more could a company ask for?
Cancer Treatment Centers of America recently decided to collaborate with NantHealth and Allscripts. The two medical giants worked together in offering clinical workflows. This is a new plan that allows seamless integration of data in a way that the clinician can be notified about the condition of a cancer patient without interfering with the treatment process. To make this project a reality, the two institutions contacted hundreds of oncologists from across the United States. Another benefit of this solution is that it helps eliminate guesswork’s on the side of the clinician when treating a patient. According to the people who designed the system such as George Daneker who is the chief medical officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, this system has been designed by considering every patient and their needs. Notable factors that have made the project a success include treatment regimens, latest cancer research as well as complimentary therapies.
The designers of the system say that the project will offer plenty of solutions such as treatments that are specific to every patient. It will also be able to give a comparison of the cancer treatments that are currently available. Other capabilities of the system will be real time functionality, the ability to support clinical data as well as the ability to get hold of referenced guidelines that are up-to-date.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has maintained its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. To ensure that it offers its services to all Americans as they fight cancer, the institution has maintained five hospitals across the nation. These hospitals are located in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tulsa, Chicago and Atlanta. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is known for offering patients and their families’ information about various types of cancer. To ensure that they serve the query of every patient, they have maintained several social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Back in 2008, a company named NimbusDB started in Cambridge, Massachusetts and then later in 2011 changed their name to NuoDB. The company specializes in database technology specializing in Operational Database Management Systems. What the company is famous for is the “Elastically Scalable Database” technology which they developed and patented in 2012. The company was founded by Barry Morris and Jim Starkey. Jim Starkey is listed in the patent as the inventor of this game-changing technology. In this day and age of cloud computing, this technology of NuoDB has already become very important.
What is the Big Deal of Elastic Scalability Elastic Scalability is what the name refers to. You only use what you need and can scale up or down according to demand, in this case, database server space for applications. If you are running an application and it slows down because of high volume, the only solution is to scale according to demand. Unless of course you have a crystal ball and plan way ahead of time. There are several advantages to this technology such as using it in a cloud-based environment, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. Ultimately it is about flexibility like never before seen for database systems.
For months there have been reports coming from Chechnya that detail systematic abuse of the country’s gay men. Novaya Gazeta, an independent paper in Moscow, reports than some 100 gay men, those known to be, and suspected of being, have been abducted, detained, and subjected to torture at the hands of unidentified assailants. Three of these men have since died.
These claims were soon corroborated by the Associated Press by contacting two Chechens that survived their abductions. The men that were interviewed not only detailed personal accounts as those reported by Novaya Gazeta but claimed it was more widespread and systematic than reports have claimed.
According to LGBTQ activist Igor Yasin, anyone attempting to shed light on this issue is placing themselves at risk. Yasin claims that those attempting to hold the Chechen government for ignoring or taking part in these abductions have been subjected to harassment from police and officials. Yasin claims that five activists went to the Prosecutor General’s office in an attempt to deliver 2 million signatures on a petition asking the government to take these abductions more seriously and take measures to protect vulnerable LGBTQ Chechens. The activists were detained almost immediately.
Russian President Valdimir Putin has taken great measured to avoid answering questions on these abduction, but when finally cornered he claimed that human rights ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova would be contacting Chechen authorities to get a report on the abductions and torture of gay men.
Civil rights leaders like Bert Wander of Avaaz aren’t pleased with this tepid response to serious human rights violations. Wander spared no criticism for Putin and the Chechen government when he confirmed the detention of activists, including an associate of Avaaz. He accused the Russian government in being more interested in silencing criticism and denying basic civil rights to members of the LGBTQ community despite the very real terror they face everyday in Chechnya.
In the ever evolving reality of electronic medical records, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has teamed up NantHealth and Allscripts to create the Clinical Pathways program. Clinical Pathways integrates NantHealth’s clinical support technology, eviti with Allscripts’ electronic health record. The data is built based on the information of hundreds of oncologists all over the USA.
Clinician guesswork is now a relic of the past. The technology narrows down all possible treatment options with a fusion of the most recent research and treatment regiments.
Clinical Pathways allows for patients to build custom treatment regiments. Utilizing state of the art technology, comparisons between treatment options, the cost of delivery, and order entry are all available in a safe manner for the patient. Users have access to evidence-based clinical information tailored to maximize their quality of life. Clinical Pathways’ platform has up to date information on guidelines, response rates, toxicity, and negative side effects.
This platform allows patients and healthcare providers to maximize transparency with therapy and care while reducing variability in the received by patients. Thus creating a more efficient system. Clinical Pathways also expedites insurance approval.
The Evidence-Based Medical Library has over 2700 treatment regiments. The data is of the highest caliber comprising peer-reviewed studies, data from government agencies and is maintained by oncologists and oncology nurses.
About Canter Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America was founded in 1988 as a network of five hospitals that specializes in cancer treatment. Based out of Boca Raton, their treatment helps patients cope with side effects such as nausea, malnutrition, depression and anxiety.
The five locations are all over the USA spanning from the South, Southwest, Midwest and Northeast. They have been awarded 5-star quality ratings by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Since migrating to NuoDB, many companies have drastically improved the performance of their cloud-based web servers. NuoDB is unique in the fact that it is designed to work with distributed computing server farms.
Computer clusters is not a new idea in the technology world, but it had only been utilized for simplified tasks like mathematical equations. NuoDB is one of the first database solutions designed to harness the combined computing power of many servers at once. With conceivably unlimited amounts of servers, large companies may harness this software to mitigate large volumes of database requests. Other leading SQL solutions cannot compare to the performance NuoDB has on clusters.
The project was first named as NimbusDB in 2008, but the team had decided that NuoDB was a much more unique name. The founders were dedicated to creating a much more simplified version of an SQL database that could compete with leading brands. They ended up with a project that had marketed more towards the cloud computing market.
The project is now successfully running the database infrastructure of multiple large companies. Dassault Systèmes, Kodiak, Alfa Systems have all switched their web applications over to the cloud-based database. The company has also had success in raising millions of dollars in capital investment.
Andrea McWilliams is a successful consultant, political strategist and a lobbyist. She is known for setting up her own consultancy, McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultancy that she runs with the help of her husband, Dean McWilliams. The company mainly specializes in planning and implementing the strategies for political organizations and also other businesses. Andrea started working in the political field when she was 21 years old and has not looked back since then. She began her career working as a chief of staff at the Public Strategies, Inc.
Andrea McWilliams believes in giving back to the society and collaborates with a number of charities and non-profit organizations across the state and other states well. She has served as the head of many such organizations like the Inherit Austin that helps preserve the past of the Austin city through its architectural buildings. Apart from that, she has been on the committee of a number of other organizations like Pioneer Farms, Austin Children in Crisis, Ballet Austin, Rise Across Texas Challenge and others. She was one of the prominent persons who actively participated in the Marathon Kids Gala that was organized to promote healthy habits among children in schools across the U.S. Andrea McWilliams was a member of the 2016 Emerald Ball Committee and was one of the founding members of the popular Long Center’s Notable Women.
Andrea McWilliams is herself a breast cancer survivor and her experience has allowed her to support and encourage other cancer patients. She has also shared her story of how she overcame cancer with the Austin Woman Magazine and was applauded for her efforts. Andrea McWilliams also encourages other cancer survivors to believe in their power to get the strength to battle cancer. She has also been a member of the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride that offers support to people who have breast cancer.
Chris Burch is an entrepreneur. He has started investing in the hospitality industry. Chris and James McBride purchased a beach hostel in 2012 on the Indonesian Island of Sumba. James McBride is an hotelier. The two partners spent approximately $30 million in the renovation of the hostel. They reopened the beach hostel as a five-star resort and named it Nihiwatu in 2015. Travel + Leisure voted the Nihiwatu Resort as the world’s best hotel in 2016. Business Jet Traveler interviewed Chris in 2015. Chris Burch said that he bought the resort for his children and as a piece of land that they could preserve and also give back to the society.
Chris Burch says that there are many good things that you can do in a place where there is a beautiful palette. Such things include building a spa beneath a waterfall, putting a butler in each room, and going to places where others have not reached. Chris says that the beach resort turned out to be more than what he expected. He says that this is rare since things turn into less most of times. The Wall Street Journal reports that Chris divides his time between the Hamptons, Miami, and Nihiwatu. The beach resort comprises of 27 private villas including the private home of Chris Burch, Raja Mendaka. That section of the resort comprises of a main house and four additional villas where each of them has a private plunge pool.
Nihiwatu is located on Sumba’s west coast. It has been nicknamed the edge of wilderness. The resort was previously owned by a couple who were from New Jersey. Nihiwatu is now the biggest employer in the Sumba Island. Part of the profits from the hotel is given out to the Sumba Foundation which in turn funds projects to assist the local community.
Chris Burch is the CEO and also the founder of the Burch Creative Capital. Chris is an active investor and entrepreneur who has invested in various industries for more than 40 years. Chris Burch is behind the establishment of many luxury and technology brands such as Jawbone, Voss Water, Faena Hotel, and Poppin. Chris previously served on the Board of the Continuum Group and Guggenheim Capital. Chris Burch started his journey as an entrepreneur in 1976. Chris partnered with his brother and started an eagle’s eye apparel during his undergraduate studies. The business was successful before they sold it to Swire Group.
Highland Capital Management, L.P. (HCM) is an investment advisor and manages more than $15 billion in assets. HCM is one of the most experienced and largest global credit managers. The company’s main focus on credit strategies for distressed and special private equity situations, separate accounts and long-only funds and credit hedge funds. HCM also offers alternative investments including natural resources, long-short equities and emerging markets. The company maintains a diverse client base and includes high net worth individuals, governments, fund of funds, financial institutions, corporations, endowments, foundations and public pension funds.
The company maintains headquarters in Dallas, Texas and operates offices in Seoul, Singapore, Sao Paulo and New York. Highland Capital was founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada when they formed a partnership with Protective Life Insurance Corporation and focused on fixed income markets and includes managing senior secured bank loans. In 1993, the partnership morphed into the Protective Asset Management Company (PAMCO). This entity is an investment advisor, registered with the SEC (Security Exchange Commission). It was owned by Protective Life and Dondero and Okada at 60% and 40% respectively.
As the company prospered and grew, Dondero and Okada bought the stake in PAMCO owned by Protective Life. The acquisition resulted in Ranger Asset Management, L.P. and it was established to be an independent advisor registered with the SEC. A year later, Ranger Asset Management changed its name to Highland Capital Management, L.P.
In addition to being an investment company, HCM is also a company with a conscience. They are proud to invest in the communities where the employees live and work. The team at Highland Capital management is committed to advisory board participation and volunteerism, as well as financial donations to national non-profit organizations and local community organizations. It is essential to contribute resources and time and support those that maintain a goal to help improve the well being of those who are in need of some assistance. The team at HCM is interested in supporting efforts that support Veteran’s initiatives, Healthcare and education. HCM finds it incredibly inspiring to being actively involved in philanthropic activities, both locally and nationally.