We know the struggles cancer programs face when it comes to CoC compliance and find we are always providing advice in three main areas
1. Developing goals.
2. Selecting CoC study topics.
3. Ensuring proper documentation of cancer committee activities.
Today, I’d like to focus on my list of tips for selecting CoC study topics. Stay tuned for one more blog post from me focused on ensuring proper documentation of cancer committee activities.
Tips for Selecting CoC Study Topics
Brainstorm Issues that Affect Patient Care Cancer committee members can assist in the selection of topics by brainstorming issues that affect patient care. Often times, nurses who work closely with patients encounter issues or see problems that get in the way of providing patient care. These issues should be brought to the attention of the quality improvement coordinator who can then assist in developing a study.
Base Studies on Problems or Issues Studies should always be based on an identified problem or issue and should be conducted to identify the root cause of the problem.
Relate Studies to Cancer Care As with goals for CoC compliance, hospital-wide or system-wide studies must relate to cancer care and must be specific to your individual cancer program.
Compare Data Results Remember to compare data results with national benchmarks or guidelines.
Don’t forget! In addition to my list of tips for selecting CoC study topics, the CAnswer Forum’s Standard Resource Library contains very helpful documents. A few resources I found particularly helpful include:
Tips for Understanding and Implementing Standard 1.5
Steps for Standard 4.7 Compliance
Tips for Cancer Committee Agenda and Minutes Template
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.
Kelly is what people would call a "boomerang employee" — someone who leaves a company and later returns to work for the company again. But, as she explains in this #OncologyOutlook blog, that isn't a bad thing and it actually helped her further appreciate everything CHAMPS Oncology has to offer: https://bit.ly/341yGbx
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.