Patient Empowered Care®
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- What Is Patient Empowered Care®?
- Why Does This Approach Improve My Cancer Care?
- How Does Patient Empowered Care Work?
- Hear How Maria Watson Benefitted from Patient Empowered Care
What Is Patient Empowered Care®?
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we’re devoted to bringing you comprehensive cancer care – all under one roof. Patient Empowered Care is the latest evolution in our commitment to provide cancer patients and their families with fully integrated cancer treatment.
Patient Empowered Care brings your medical oncologist, clinic nurse, registered dietitian, naturopathic oncology provider and nurse care manager to you. With this approach, our patients enjoy greater comfort, convenience and privacy, meeting with their cancer care team in one room.
The following information will help you begin to understand all of the components of Patient Empowered Care.
What Is Patient Empowered Care?
Watch this video to get an overview of Patient Empowered Care. You’ll learn about the benefits of receiving integrative care from a team of cancer experts in a single appointment.
Learn About Patient Empowered Care
Listen as our clinicians describe the benefits of Patient Empowered Care and how a typical visit to our hospital works.
A Team Approach
Discover how we work together as a team to deliver personalized and fully integrated care.
Why Does This Approach Improve My Cancer Care?
Having a dedicated Empowerment TeamSM provides our patients many benefits, including greater convenience, more time with the team, and better accessibility to team members. And, we find our patients feel more in control of their treatment as they get all of their questions answered in a single visit. Below are some of the benefits our patients experience through Patient Empowered Care:
- Greater efficiency - Every time you schedule a visit with your medical oncologist, appointments with the rest of the Empowerment Team are scheduled automatically.
- Added convenience - You stay in one room and your care providers come to you, one at a time.
- Less stress and wasted time - You and your caregiver can focus on healing and not worry about finding your next appointment or being on time.
- Patient empowerment - You get all of your information and questions answered in a single setting. And your Empowerment Team communicates about your treatment daily and throughout the appointment.
A New Kind of Appointment
Watch this video to discover how we put you, the patient, at the center of your cancer care. We help you save time and minimize stress by bringing your doctors to you.
More Time with Your Care Team
Our goal is to give you a higher quality visit, where your questions are answered and you feel empowered about your cancer treatment. Patient Empowered Care helps our patients feel more in control.
One Appointment, One Room
As a patient, you don’t have to worry about finding your next appointment. Our clinicians come to you, so you can focus on your treatment with less stress.
A Dedicated Team
Your Empowerment Team has one purpose in mind – your well-being. They communicate on a regular basis and you see the same people every time you come for an appointment.
How Does Patient Empowered Care Work?
As a patient, you and your caregiver enjoy greater comfort consulting with your care team in one room. Providers come to you, one right after another, for a focused, seamless visit. Your team meets that day to review and discuss your treatment. During your appointment, team members have the opportunity to communicate in real time and share updates.
Scheduling is fast, easy and automatically scheduled in a block of sequential appointments. When you come to the clinic for an appointment with your medical oncologist, you will be scheduled to see the other clinicians on your Empowerment Team.
You also meet with clinicians from other departments, as needed, including:
Cancer Experts Working Together
Learn how a typical visit to the Patient Empowered Care clinic works. Watch how our doctors and clinicians work together to provide streamlined, seamless care under one roof and make treatment decisions to fight cancer and maintain your quality of life.
A Visit to the Clinic
Watch as patient, Maria Watson, visits the Patient Empowered Care clinic. See how her team works together to treat her lymphoma, both before and during her appointment.
Clinicians Together in One Place
Learn how the layout of Patient Empowered Care keeps clinicians just a few feet away from each other, all dedicated to the same purpose – to treat our patients like family.
Daily Team Meetings
Each morning, the Empowerment Team meets to discuss each patient’s care. As a result, everyone knows the patient's needs for that day and we don't have to ask the same questions.
Hear How Maria Watson Benefitted from Patient Empowered Care
We developed Patient Empowered Care with you in mind. Hear from one of our patients, Maria Watson, who describes the difference it made in her treatment.