Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world’s leading centers of cancer research and treatment, reducing the burden of cancer through scientific inquiry, clinical care, education, community engagement and advocacy. With Philips Oncology Pathways powered by Dana-Farber, physicians are empowered to provide personalized and scientifically advanced cancer care for patients. Establishing a foundation of best practices across more than 1,300 medical oncologists in the U.S. and globally with vast scientific and academic cancer center expertise, Oncology Pathways covers 95% of cancer diagnosis, offering clinical decision support to physicians via a patient-centric solution based on the most up-to-date scientific treatment.
“In medicine, and especially in oncology, expertise still matters,” said Dr David Jackman, Medical Director of Clinical Pathways, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “In the fight to conquer cancer, physicians around the U.S. and the globe can feel supported by having access to this level of critical clinical judgment at their fingertips. Furthermore, they add their voice to the ongoing conversations of what we have learned and what comes next.”
Philips Oncology Pathways powered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute delivers high-quality, evidence-based treatment recommendations and that can serve as an important tool in improving care quality and reducing costs. Based on the captured patient information, the clinician is able to navigate through the pathway options to make clinical decisions and provide a personalized treatment recommendation, including clinical trials, for their patients. You can find out more about the solution in this video.
“Dana-Farber, as a long-established global leader in cancer care and research, in combination with our Philips Oncology solutions, lets us reach clinicians in many markets across the world,” said Louis Culot, General Manager Oncology Informatics at Philips. “Doctors gain from the expertise of this adaptive platform as they care for patients and practices acquire a unique and unprecedented lens into quality of care. Together, Philips and Dana-Farber aim to have a substantial impact in helping doctors and their patients who face this challenging disease.”
Philips Oncology Pathways is developed using the capabilities of Philips HealthSuite, an integrated, modular set of standards-based capabilities built on AWS that support the development of digital health propositions. HealthSuite provides capabilities for IoT (Internet of Things), identity and access management and HIPAA-compliant data management, and enables clinical and operational data to be federated and shared across systems and solutions from Philips and third parties within the healthcare enterprise. HealthSuite leverages this longitudinally federated data in its intelligence, dynamic workflow and user experience capabilities to help healthcare providers to unlock the power of data in their Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and other systems of record in care pathways, connecting users with data to provide actionable insights.