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CTR Coding Break – Abstracting in Text

The October CTR Coding Break reviews the topic Abstracting in Text. Text in the cancer abstract is important and must be complete, timely, and accurate in order to be useful. Text can explain the choice of codes and should match the coded data. A brief introduction is provided along with more detail of the multiple subjects of text. Many times, the date, name or type, and…

Posted on Oct. 26, 2020 in CTR Coding Break

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving covers a variety of activities that divert attention away from driving. This could include talking on the phone, texting, using social media while driving, eating/drinking, playing with the radio/navigation systems, or even talking to others in the car. According to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), distracted driving was responsible for 3,450 deaths in 2016. An additional 391,000 people were injured as a result…

Posted on Oct. 23, 2020 in From Our Perspective

2020 STS Conference Recap

2020 STS-Advances in Quality & Outcomes- A Data Managers Meeting Conference Recap Due to the many challenges presented by COVID-19, 2020 has been a year of change and innovation. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons rose to the occasion by presenting the annual Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) conference on an entirely virtual platform.  Held Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2020, over 2500 surgeon leaders and…

Posted on Oct. 21, 2020 in News & Events

Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week!

Registry Partners is pleased to celebrate another Healthcare Quality Week (HQW), sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), October 18 – 24, 2020. This celebration is dedicated to recognizing progress professionals have made to improve healthcare quality and prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead. According to the NAHQ website, healthcare quality professionals work in every healthcare setting to enhance care delivery, optimize value,…

Posted on Oct. 19, 2020 in News & Events