Blog: CHAMPS Oncology Outlook

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March’s Registry Rock Star: Kelly Imbody, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 3/16/2017

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Kelly Imbody, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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Keeping Up with Cancer in the News

Posted By Lori Adams | 3/10/2017

Unless you have access to medical journals or happen to catch a news story on TV or social media, it can be hard to keep up with cancer in the news.

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Improve Your Cancer Data Collection at My ACCC Session

Posted By Toni Hare | 3/2/2017

Every year I look forward to the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Annual Meeting, but this year I am especially excited to pack my bags and head to D.C. as I will be leading a session on improving your cancer data collection with Summa Health Cancer Institute’s Sylvia Radziszewski, RRT, MBA on day two of the meeting.

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Lean Six Sigma: What it Means, How it Can Help

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 2/23/2017

Lean Six Sigma is a popular methodology that is being utilized within several healthcare organizations. Here at CHAMPS Oncology we have taken an interest in learning more about it and how it can help us reach our business objectives.

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February’s Registry Rock Star: Darlene Edwards, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 2/16/2017

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Darlene Edwards, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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Professional Networking in the Cancer Registry World

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 2/15/2017

Professional networking is a great way to get out and meet others on your shared career path. For many people in the cancer registry world, they are the only cancer registrar at their facility.

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Oncology Care Model 101

Posted By Amber Gregg | 2/9/2017

More than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year, and approximately half of those diagnosed are over 65 years old and Medicare beneficiaries. Enter the Oncology Care Model.

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Themes from ACE: The Importance of Data-Driven Decisions and the Changing Payment Landscape

Posted By Amber Gregg | 1/26/2017

Two primary themes heard at this conference were the importance of data-driven decisions and the changing payment landscape in cancer.

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January’s Registry Rock Star: Christine M. Paavola, CTR

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 1/20/2017

This month’s Registry Rock Star is Christine Paavola, CTR, cancer information specialist for CHAMPS Oncology.

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3 Things to Watch for at the ACE Conference

Posted By CHAMPS Oncology | 1/12/2017

All of us at CHAMPS Oncology are gearing up for the ACE conference running January 18-20 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol.

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