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Over 40 years of cancer registry leadership makes CHAMPS Oncology the perfect partners in healing.

Ilona Gyerman

Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR

Director of Data Quality

Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR, cancer program consultant, is the director of data quality for CHAMPS Oncology. In her position, Gyerman is part of the CHAMPS team of highly skilled cancer information specialists who strategically partner with cancer programs nationwide to transform quality cancer data into valuable information – information that can be used to achieve accreditation, strategic planning, community outreach and cancer care objectives.

Prior to joining CHAMPS Oncology, Gyerman supervised and managed cancer registry databases for the Cleveland Clinic East Region Tumor Registry for more than seventeen years.

With more than 20 years of experience in the cancer registry profession, Gyerman provides expertise and consultative services to cancer programs and works hard to ensure quality data is collected in the registry. Because she understands the critical role cancer data plays in patient care, Gyerman shares this knowledge with clients and demonstrates how a multidisciplinary cancer care team can benefit from a proactive cancer registry. As a cancer program consultant, she provides guidance and expertise to hospitals going through the CoC accreditation process.

She has experience: 

  • Assisting cancer programs through the CoC preparation and survey process to achieve accreditation
  • Managing cancer registry workflow and operations
  • Developing and performing cancer data quality review audits
  • Providing best practices and tools to optimize CoC compliance documentation 
  • Mentoring cancer registrars in development and management of cancer registry databases

She is currently a member of:

  • Cleveland Cancer Registrars Association
  • Ohio Cancer Registrars’ Association
  • American Health Information Management Association
  • National Cancer Registrars Association
  • Ilona Gyerman received an Associates of Applied Science in Health Information Management from
  • Cuyahoga Community College.

Gyerman's speaking topics include:

  • 2016 CoC Accreditation Standards and Survey Process
  • Cancer Data Quality Review
  • Cancer Registry Operations and Data Management


For more information or to contact Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR, please call 216.255.3748 or contact us.

Articles by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR

Non Analytic Cases Non-Analytic Cases - What's Your Percentage? Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  Nov 9, 2018

Clients often ask us to advise them as to what percentage of their caseload should comprise non-analytic cases.

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Cancer Committee Tips from a Cancer Program Consultant – Documenting Cancer Committee Activity Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  May 3, 2018

Earlier this year I blogged about developing goals for CoC compliance and my list of tips for selecting CoC study topics.

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CoC Study Topics v2 Tips from a Cancer Program Consultant – Selecting CoC Study Topics Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  Mar 8, 2018

Last month, I blogged about developing goals for CoC compliance and shared how we at CHAMPS Oncology provide cancer program consulting as one of the...

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CoC Study Topics Tip from a Cancer Program Consultant – Develop Goals for CoC Compliance Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  Feb 23, 2018

At CHAMPS Oncology, one of the main cancer registry services we provide is cancer program consulting.

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Accreditation Survey 5-Point Checklist for a Smooth Accreditation Survey Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  Nov 7, 2017

If you are part of a Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited cancer program, you are probably more than familiar with the accreditation survey process which is,...

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CoC Requirements for Pediatric Cancer Programs Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  Mar 9, 2016

In January, I posted about the Commission on Cancer’s new edition of their requirements for Commission on Cancer accreditation.

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Cancer Accreditation New Year, New Requirements for Commission on Cancer Accreditation Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  Jan 21, 2016

Last year, the Commission on Cancer released Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, a new edition of their requirements for Commission on Cancer accreditation.

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NCDB Representing Your Patients in the NCDB Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  Oct 16, 2014

Each year cancer registrars submit thousands of cases to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) during the NCDB’s Annual Call for Data.

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CoC Source CoC Source Provides Important Reminders Posted by Ilona Gyerman, RHIT, CTR  |  Sep 1, 2014

Last month, when I received the August edition of the CoC Source, I came across some very important information to share with my colleagues here...

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