Cancer Treatment Centers of America opens first all-digital cancer hospital


GOODYEAR, Ariz. The first all-digital cancer hospital in the country has opened, the company operating it announced Wednesday.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America opened the 213,000-sq.-ft. hospital in Goodyear, Ariz., the fourth in its network. 

CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center employs a completely wired, comprehensive electronic health record system, which the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics EMR Adoption Model would consider a 'Stage 7,' or all-digital system. 

"Western is the first cancer hospital in the nation to offer a fully digital environment," CTCA SVP clinical affairs and chief medical officer Edgar Staren said in a statement. "We view healthcare IT as a key enabler in our ongoing pursuit to improve the lives of the patients we serve." 

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