The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is collaborating with CureMD to integrate the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates into the CureMD Oncology electronic health records. This collaboration is intended to allow for point-of-care access to treatment recommendations and order templates derived from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology® (NCCN Guidelines®).
CureMD is a leading provider of innovative health information systems and services that transform the administrative and clinical operations of health-care organizations. Their oncology electronic health records automate providers’ workflows and include key features that ensure oncology practices and their patients have access to evidence-based treatment information developed by leading experts in the field.
The NCCN Guidelines are the recognized standard for clinical policy in cancer care and are the most thorough, frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. Derived directly from the NCCN Guidelines, the NCCN Templates include chemotherapy and immunotherapy regimens with literature support, supportive care agents, monitoring parameters, and safety instructions. The goal of the NCCN Templates is to enhance patient safety by empowering health-care providers to standardize patient care, reduce medical errors, as well as anticipate and manage adverse events. NCCN continues to add to its library of Chemotherapy Order Templates to improve the safe use of drugs and biologics in cancer care. ■