What it means to survive cancer, 10 years later


There’s nothing quite like a pandemic to get you to reflect on your ten-year cancer anniversary.

I became a self-taught expert in navigating the U.S. healthcare system beginning around February 2010, when I was 35. I was sitting at work one morning and I felt an explosive pain in my abdomen. A can’t-breathe, can’t-move kind of pain. I knew it wasn’t normal, but I wanted to convince myself that bodies are weird and do weird things, and I’d worry about it if it happened again. And, of course, it happened again soon enough.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Oncology

4 ways integrated technologies are improving cancer care in Australia


Cancer is a relentless and complex disease. Twenty-five years ago, if you were diagnosed with cancer, your chances of being alive five years later were only about 48-49 percent. But today, thanks to medical and technology advancements, survival rates have improved to 66-67 percent.

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Topics: Oncology, Interoperability, Implementation

4 ways an integrated EHR can improve cancer management

Posted by Robin Pizzi, Product Manager, MEDITECH on June 27, 2017

While cancer continues to be on the rise worldwide, the American Cancer Society projects an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases within the US in 2017. Thankfully, despite this very large statistic, death rates are dropping as a result of shifts in lifestyle, early detection, and new treatment options. With more people living with cancer, care delivery often involves managing complex treatment regimens with additional co-morbidities creating a greater need to bridge gaps across care settings and provide simplified care while maintaining patient safety.

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Topics: EHR, Integration, Oncology

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