NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates to be Integrated into Cerner’s Electronic Health Record
November 15, 2016
Providing access to NCCN Templates® through Cerner’s PowerChart Oncology™ will help practitioners make informed treatment decisions based on up-to-date, standard protocols.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is collaborating with Cerner to integrate the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates®) into PowerChart Oncology™, the oncology-specific solution within Cerner’s electronic health record (EHR), as electronic chemotherapy protocols for use by health care providers. NCCN Templates will be available for PowerChart Oncology users in 2017.
“We are collaborating with Cerner to provide practitioners with access to evidence-based treatment protocols at the point of care to help provide patients with the most up-to-date regimens possible for their specific diagnoses,” said Dr. Robert W. Carlson, CEO, NCCN.
As part of the integration, Cerner’s EHR will link to NCCN.org, providing end-user access to NCCN Templates and the corresponding NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), helping practitioners make treatment decisions based on up-to-date, evidence-based standard protocols.
“At Cerner, we constantly work to provide solutions that support the oncology care team as they make the best treatment decisions possible. Our collaboration with NCCN will further this mission by providing clinicians with direct access to the evidence-based NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates in their PowerChart Oncology workflow,” said Susan Stiles, Oncology solution executive at Cerner. “We have always recommended that clients use NCCN Guidelines and NCCN Templates and now they will be integrated into PowerChart Oncology. This will help providers follow the most up-to-date treatment plans and be more available to focus on what is most important, their patients.”
The information contained in the NCCN Templates is based on the NCCN Guidelines. NCCN Templates include chemotherapy and immunotherapy regimens with literature support, supportive care agents, monitoring parameters and safety instructions.
A goal of the NCCN Templates is to enhance patient safety by empowering health care providers to standardize patient care, reduce medical errors, and anticipate and manage adverse events.
NCCN continues to expand the library of chemotherapy order templates to work toward improved safe and effective use of drugs and biologics in cancer care.
For more information about NCCN Templates, visit NCCN.org/templates.