Tip from a Cancer Program Consultant – Develop Goals for CoC Compliance
At CHAMPS Oncology, one of the main cancer registry services we provide is cancer program consulting. Our team of consultants provide guidance and recommendations to assist hospital cancer programs with the interpretation and implementation of the Commission on Cancer's complex standards and guidelines.
Over the years, we have become very familiar with the struggles cancer programs face when it comes to CoC compliance. And it seems we are always providing advice in three main areas…
1. Developing goals. 2. Selecting study topics. 3. Ensuring proper documentation of cancer committee activities.
In today’s blog post, I thought I would focus on how to develop goals for CoC compliance. Stay tuned for future blog posts focused on the other top three areas of interest I identified.
Developing Goals for CoC Compliance
Solicit ideas from cancer committee members and ask each member to provide one goal for discussion and consideration. This approach often sparks ideas among committee members and contributes to the selection and development of meaningful goals.
Avoid a restatement or enhancement of a standard.
Select goals by the first quarter meeting of the year.
Evaluate goals twice subsequently throughout the year.
Conduct an evaluation or study to assess a goal cannot be used for a 4.7.
Ensure hospital-wide or system-wide goals are cancer-related and specific to the individual cancer program.
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.
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Make sure you're continuing with your cancer screenings during the #COVID19 pandemic — That's the message CHAMPS Oncology vice president Karen Schmidt has for everyone during these uncertain times. Watch her video message acknowledging September's cancer awareness months.