Commission on Cancer Activity Updates

Dr.  Daniel McKellar, MD, FACS Chair of the Commission on Cancer presented the current status of the CoC’s activities during the CoC Surveyor and Consultant Annual Training.  Several new accreditation programs are being developed including Pediatric specific standards and quality measures.  A standards manual has been completed for Oncology Medical Home Accreditation with pilot surveys of seven sites planned for the first quarter of 2015.    The…

Posted on Nov. 30, 2014 in From Our Perspective

Thanksgiving advice from ACS

The American Cancer Society has made recommendations for a healthier Thanksgiving. As Cancer Program Consultants, we should probably be recommending this, but some things are easier said than done!

  • Don’t go to the table hungry
  • Drink water all day long
  • Watch your portions sizes
  • Eat your veggies first […]
Posted on Nov. 19, 2014 in From Our Perspective

What does my Cancer Registrar do all day?

You might be a manager, administrator, or physician but most likely, at some point, you have wondered “what do the cancer registrars do all day”. It is difficult to support and supervise someone who has a job as unique and technical as a Certified Cancer Registrar. Their work is detailed and follows numerous guidelines that are “Greek” to others. Registry Partners Incorporated’s Consultants are often asked…

Posted on Nov. 12, 2014 in From Our Perspective

From Our Perspective: Musings from a Registry Partners Consultant

Welcome to a glimpse into our Consultants’ lives. As we thought about the inaugural article for our blog, we tried to find that one strength that makes Registry Partners Incorporated special, and it didn’t take long for us to find the answer. Registry Partners has an amazing staff of CTRs who have incredible insight into the world of cancer registries and cancer programs. Like all CTRs,…

Posted on Nov. 4, 2014 in From Our Perspective