Cancer Registry Data Quality

Have you heard the phrase, “Garbage In Garbage Out?” As Consultants, we are often asked by prospective and current clients, “How do I use the cancer registry data?” “How do I know it has any value?” “Do you ensure its integrity?” When asked to review a new clients’ data base our first step is to use our standard QC Data Reports to pull out key fields…

Posted on Dec. 16, 2014 in From Our Perspective

National Cancer Database Help

Just like you, we are all busy reviewing and clearing the NCDB edits in anticipation for the Call for Data. This process can be overwhelming for some programs, especially if the Cancer Registrars have never dealt with the volume of reviews or the electronic steps you must follow. Registry Partners Incorporated is familiar with being contracted to assist programs with the submission. It is a great opportunity to evaluate…

Posted on Dec. 9, 2014 in From Our Perspective

Updates from the Commission on Cancer Surveyors and Consultants Training

Crystal McDaniel and I attended the Commission on Cancer’s Annual Surveyor and Consultants Training November 13th and 14th in Chicago.    Yes, it was the return of arctic temperatures as we walked down Michigan Avenue.  This annual training is always in November and it is always windy and freezing cold (though they tell us the weather was great last week or will be great next week!)  The Commission on…

Posted on Dec. 1, 2014 in From Our Perspective

Marketing and Promoting Hospital CoC Accreditation

Susan Rubin, Manager of Accreditation Program Business Development, presented findings from a recent survey of CoC accredited programs at the annual surveyors and consultants training in November of 2014.  Facilities stated they are not promoting their CoC accreditation due to a variety of reasons.  A few examples of responses were lack of funds, decision at the corporate level, not knowing that they could promote the accreditation, promotion…

Posted on Nov. 30, 2014 in From Our Perspective