Monica Reece, AAS, RHIT, CTR serves as a Quality Control Manager for Registry Partners Oncology Division.
Monica began working with Registry Partners as a Project CTR before her promotion to Quality Control Manager.
Prior to working with Registry Partners, Monica worked for Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI as a Certified Tumor Registrar for seven years. She attended Davenport University where she obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology and received her Advanced Certificate in Cancer Information Management from Owens Community College.
Additionally, Monica became certified as an RHIT (Registered Health Information Technologist) and CTR (Certified Tumor Registrar). She is a member of the National Cancer Registrars Association, Michigan Cancer Registrars Association, American Health Information Management Association, Michigan Health Information Management Association and Southeast Michigan Health Information Management Association.
Monica presently resides in Michigan with her husband and three children. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog, bike rides, baking and making memories at their family cottage in Michigan.
Q & A with Monica:
Q: What tips can you provide that may help a CTR improve their abstraction skills and become a more efficient abstractor?
A: One way to improve abstraction skills is to get familiar with the manuals and organize any abstracting notes. I have notes separated by site so I have information I may commonly need in one spot when working on a specific site.
Q: How did you become interested in the CTR/Cancer Registry profession?
A: I became interested in the Cancer Registry profession while I was working towards my associates degree in HIT. I had a textbook with one chapter on cancer registry. I had never heard of it and it peaked my interest.
Q: What do you like most about your position as a Quality Control Manager?
A: I know that I am helping CTRs with their abstracting just as my Quality Control Managers have helped me. It is inspiring. I get to offer a listening ear and guidance with how to find and interpret rules from our standard setting organizations.