“When do you begin abstracting your RQRS cases?

Our hospitals have varied approaches to their time frames, but in most cases we abstract the case at two months from date of first contact.  At this time the surgical treatment is often completed and the alerts assist in completion of all adjuvant treatment. This approach requires more concurrent casefinding, but allows a more complete initial abstract to be submitted to RQRS.  

Posted on Sep. 3, 2015 in From Our Perspective

RECAP: SCCRA 2015 Annual Educational Conference

Registry Partners Project Director Donna Jenkins attended the South Carolina Cancer Registrars Association 2015 Annual Educational Conference August 20 – 21st. The conference was hosted by Tidelands Health System at the Wachesaw Conference Center in Murrells Inlet, SC. According to Donna, the presentations were excellent and the meeting provided wonderful opportunities for networking with colleagues. In addition to sending Donna to the conference, Registry Partners had…

Posted on Sep. 2, 2015 in News & EventsRecruitment

Commission on Cancer Accreditation: Mock Surveys Make a Difference!

Recently, 500 cancer programs received their re-accreditation survey notification from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) for 2016 and next year another 500 programs will be notified of their 2017 planned re-accreditation survey.  This group of 1000 cancer programs have an important decision to make sooner rather than later.  Does your program need a mock survey?  Will your program benefit from a mock survey?  Will a mock…

Posted on Sep. 1, 2015 in From Our Perspective