The Cancer Treatment Centers of America has introduced a new operating system called the NantOS. They partnered with other firms, like Nanthealth and Allscripts, in order to develop the operating system. This operating system is lauded by oncologists as the key into eradicating cancer, and according to the creators of the operating system, NantOS will be the future of medicine. NantOS has a vast amount of data stored within the system, and these data came from the oncologists themselves. Oncologists from around the world who has unique knowledges about cancer and self-techniques on how to treat them can upload these information straight to NantOS, and oncologists from the other side of the world can access all of this information in order for them learn more. Sharing resources and enriching the knowledge of oncologists is a key factor in battling the disease. The creators of NantOS believe that if there is an open knowledge among the oncologists, it will be easier for them to study the nature of cancer and how it evolves. With the right amount of knowledge about the enemy in their minds, they can develop counter measures or cures in order to completely defeat cancer.
Today, the features of NantOS are limited, but the creators of the operating system promised that they will be upgrading it in the years to come. For now, NantOS can create a customized treatment for the patient. It can schedule a treatment for a patient based on their available schedule, and based on what type of cancer they are battling. The system can trace down the patient’s activities and plot only their available times in creating an appointment for treatment. NantOS is also capable of compiling data about treatment options, and comparing them based on the cost of the treatment, and the percentage of its effectivity. Patients can have cheap treatment with high effectivity, based on this feature of NantOS. Other features of the operating system are order entry via touch screen, procedure mapping, reference and guideline accessibility, and clinical data support – all processing in real time.