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Ready to Take Your Cancer Registry Information to the Next Level?

Mon, Aug 7, 2017  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted by Amy Witzigreuter

If you’re reading this, you likely know a thing or two about the cancer registry…

  • You know the cancer registry captures treatment information from the time patients are diagnosed, throughout their lifetime.
  • You know there can be over 300 data points per patient.
  • You know the database is standardized and required to maintain a CoC-accredited cancer program.
  • You may also know that cancer registry information is extremely complex and maintaining it is only possible with knowledgeable, detail-oriented, investigator-like, Certified Tumor Registrars (CTRs).
Data-driven decision making is everywhere, and healthcare is no exception. With the increased costs associated with healthcare delivery, the demand for informed decision making will continue to rise. Cancer registry information holds the key to understanding your cancer program. The question is, how can you analyze this data? The answer is insight2oncology®.

CHAMPS Oncology’s cloud-based solution, insight2oncology (i2o) transforms your cancer data into actionable information for strategic planning, operational and financial decision making. By utilizing i2o you can leverage the cancer registry’s large data set to support your cancer program’s unique initiatives.

How do you know if you are ready for this level of analysis?

Have I captured your attention? If you’re intrigued but still unsure whether your cancer registry information is ready for this type of analysis, answer TRUE, FALSE or I DON’T KNOW to the questions below.

1. I am confident the diagnosis date, diagnostic group and treatment is captured for ALL patients treated at my facility (i.e., no blanks).

2. All of my registrars have attended a training session in the last 6 months.

3. Data quality improvement activities occur monthly at my facility.

4. Our treatment information is entered as soon as it is available.

5. Class of case is well understood at my facility and changes as treatment is collected.

6. Our cancer registry abstracting is current (i.e., no backlog).

7. I am confident all of our cancer patients are captured.

8. Our casefinding is automated.

9. Overall, I have confidence in the quality of my cancer registry information.

Ok. Now, give yourself 0 points for each TRUE, 1 for I DON'T KNOW and 2 for FALSE.

How did you score?

If you scored…

A total of 13-18: You suspect there may be quality issues with your cancer registry data. An i2o readiness assessment would be beneficial to help identify areas for improvement.

A total of 6-12: You are not sure about the quality of your cancer registry data. An i2o Readiness Assessment would identify if there are areas for improvement, while increasing your overall understanding of your cancer registry data. 

A total of 5 or less: You are pretty confident in the quality of your cancer registry data. An i2o Readiness Assessment will validate your confidence to move forward with deep analytics.

Ready to take your cancer registry information to the next level? Contact us for more information about an i2o readiness assessment.
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