i2o Case Study, Part I: The Role of the Cancer Registry
With six months under my belt as the client relationship manager for CHAMPS Oncology’s cloud-based analytics system, insight2oncology® (i2o®), I’ve had the opportunity to see i2o in action for our clients and fully appreciate the unique information it reveals for cancer service lines across the country.
What even is the cancer registry?
When I began in this position, I knew cancer was a huge burden on the national healthcare system. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the second leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for roughly 1,500 deaths a day and over $100 billion in healthcare care costs each year. What I wasn’t familiar with was the cancer registry - created to reduce the cancer burden in human populations by identifying determinants of cancer risks and improving outcomes. By tracking the course of treatments (on a grand scale) across multiple cancer diagnoses, the cancer registry is helping us get closer to finding ways to prevent, treat and eventually cure cancer.
So what can the cancer registry tell us about patients?
Now that I am well-versed in the cancer registry, I think of it as a detailed contact card for each cancer patient. For every person diagnosed, a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) meticulously follows the patient’s cancer journey for the remainder of their life, capturing important details about their diagnosis, stage, treatments, and outcomes. The more detail provided about the patient experience, the closer we can come to understanding best practices on a grand scale.
Where does i2o come in?
insight2oncology was created to highlight the existing and past trends of hospitals, and hospital systems, as they search for ways to take decisive action to better serve their cancer population. In May, Karen Schmidt blogged about our Why i2o? animated video which succinctly addresses i2o FAQs we have become very familiar with answering. Today, I’m launching a series of posts that will detail the journey of a hospital system that uses i2o to identify problems, trends and outcomes to bring about necessary change for the health and sustainability of the entire cancer program across its three facilities.
Thank you for reading part one of my series and please stay tuned over the next few months for more on this informal case study!
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place Monday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.
CHAMPS Oncology Regional Manager Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR, will be presenting during the Registry Management Symposium portion of the conference. Her presentation, Transform Your Cancer Program with the Data You Collect, will take place during the conference. Check back for more details on her presentation as the conference date approaches!
Visit our booth to learn about our cancer registry careers and see if you have what it takes to join our team!
Learn more about the NCRA 46th Annual Educational Conference by visiting their website.
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL
When: Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the 50th Annual OCRA Educational State Meeting.
To learn more about OCRA's Annual Meeting, visit their website.
Where: Holiday Inn Strongsville, OH 44136
When: Sep 10, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 45th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit.
Follow the hashtag #AMCCBS to stay connected or visit their website here.
Where: Washington Hilton, DC
When: Mar 4, 2020 -
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