Cancer Registries

SSG’s Support of Cancer Registries

 

At Strategic Solutions Group, we know full well the positive impact databases and access to pertinent information can have on the public health. To better share applicable information pertaining to patients and their diagnoses, the Cancer Registries Amendment Act was passed by Congress in 1992, which resulted in the establishment of the National Program for Center Registries (NPCR). Monitored by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the NPCR sets the standards for hospitals, states, and the federal compliance measures for reporting and tracking cancer across the country. SSG is proud to have completed projects in the State of Rhode Island’s Cancer Registry applications, where we have been able to utilize our expertise of registries to better provide health care providers the information they need to save lives.
 

Our team of professionals are proficient in providing technical support for the following:

 

•Cancer Registry Migration

•Maintenance of the Registry Plus Software Suite

•Customizing Edit Sets

•Custom Deduplication

•Excel to NAACCR conversion for items such as Death Clearances

•Bulk Updates to Abstracts and Consolidated Records in CRS Plus

•PHINMS and Specifically Route not Read

•Physician Reporting

•Early Case Capture

•Custom Applications, Scripts and Queries

Cancer Registry Plan

The Importance of Cancer Registries Migration

The work of the NPCR helped to create the Rocky Mountain Cancer Data System (RMCDS). Since that time, several enhancements were developed, resulting in new databases, known as the Central Registry System (CRS) Plus, Prep Plus, Web Plus and Abstract Plus. This transition from RMCDS to the new database involves extracting doctors, hospitals and cases stored in RMCDS and transferring them into the CRS Plus system.

 

Migrating from the RMCDS to the CRS Plus system results in reduced cancer-related mortalities, as well as reduced maintenance and operating costs.

Through our experience with Cancer Registry migration, SSG can provide the technical roadmap and action plan needed to migrate a cancer registry. SSG can also help in the migration and implementation of new registry platform, which can include following:

Data Extraction from legacy Cancer registry system (ex. RMCDS)

•Extract Special Import Files from RMCDS to import into CRS Plus

•Convert Exported Files to Appropriate NAACCR Versions

•Cleanse and Validate Data Using Special Process Programs

Implementation of CRS Plus Cancer Registry
•Installation and Configuration

•Testing RMCDS Data Import into CRS Plus Cancer Registry

•Transition, Project Acceptance and Final Documentation

Support and Maintenance

Since migrating the Rhode Island Cancer Registry, we have been successfully supporting its maintenance. Through our understanding of Cancer and other registries across the country, SSG has been successful in helping to support the following:

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Case Findings

  • The SSG project team has expertise in analyzing case reports to access and review related files within Electronic Medical Records (EMR). All access by SSG will comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) policies and standards.

Reporting and Follow-Up

  • Our project team has experience in reporting and following-up with the State Registry as required by the American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs (ACoS-CoC) standards for approval. The reporting includes the ability to edit code as necessary and provides remote reporting to the Hospital Information Management (HIM) Department.

Quality and Compliance
Our SSG team works closely with Cancer Registry Department to:
•Complete a quality review of registry data

•Identify and resolve compliance issues related to Registry operations.

•Provide survey support to achieve the standards required for a teaching hospital Cancer Program by the ACoS-CoC.

•Comply with reporting deadlines defined by the Public Health Law and ACoSCoC.

For more information on Cancer Registries’ please visit the Center for Disease Control’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/