By Heather Fisher, BA, CTR, Client Services Manager, CHAMPS Oncology
At CHAMPS Oncology, our teamwork and communication is integral to reaching our concurrent abstracting goal. Concurrent abstracting allows us to provide our facilities with high-quality and up-to-date cancer data. At first, concurrent abstracting can seem challenging but once it has been achieved, it will be of ample value to your facility. I’ve included some guidelines below you can follow while moving part of your team ahead to abstract more current cases.
Since current cases will have less information available to abstract, you can…
Use the RQRS minimum required fields as a guide to initiate these cases.
Set the state report flag to “not ready to send”.
Use a user defined field to flag cases with additional treatment pending.
Once you are abstracting all of your cases concurrently, you can…
Pull a report each month by the user defined field and return these cases to the abstractor to review for additional treatment.
Return any additional treatment found during casefinding to the abstractor to update.
Run and clear the edits and change the state flag to “ready to submit” once you have updated the abstract with all pending treatment.
Concurrent data is invaluable to hospital administrators and physicians who want to utilize cancer registry data to assess patient care and services in real time. Learn more about concurrent abstracting by reading our “Concurrent Abstracting in a Time of Change” blog post.
What tactics does your team use to reach their concurrent abstracting goal?
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place virtually 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: ONLINE - VIRTUAL FORMAT
When: Sep 21, 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 -
CHAMPS Oncology Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights
CHAMPS Oncology's Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register now to attend our free, in-person meeting.
What are the objectives?
Review NEW CoC Standards.
Receive NEW Compliance at a Glance Tool.
Ensure you're prepared for your first quarter cancer committee.
Who should attend?
Certified Tumor Registrars (CTRs)
Cancer Service Line Leaders
Cancer Committee Members
Follow #CHAMPSAnnualMeeting to stay connected.
Can't attend in person? Downloadable version and CEs will be available for purchase.
Interested in joining the CHAMPS Oncology team and learning about our rich history? Watch this video detailing our team's 40+ years of cancer registry experience and then apply here:https://bit.ly/3jiXfXF
Stay current with your cancer registry — let CHAMPS Oncology implement our concurrent abstracting for you. Our methods provide your organization with timely cancer registry data, so you can focus on saving lives. Find out more about our tested and proven approach that is making waves in the industry:https://bit.ly/3aJAjh7