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Cancer Information Specialists share their outlooks on the cancer industry, registry operations and more on our blog, CHAMPS Oncology Outlook.

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- Cancer Registrar Mentoring Best Practices
- How Cancer Programs are at the Intersection of Community Needs Assessments
- Cancer Registry's Link to Community-Benefit Reporting

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Discover the Power of Your Cancer Data

Cancer registry data is a unique data source that contains over 300 cancer data elements for each patient. It captures treatment information at a facility or healthcare system as well as from competitors. 

This complex data set is required to be collected by a Certified Tumor Registrar. In order to create a standardized data set, these industry experts must remain abreast of the complex documentation changes and ever-changing treatment guidelines. The cancer registry is governed so strictly by Commission on Cancer standards, any accredited facility can be compared to another. 

insight2oncology® (i2o) uses cancer data from the registry in a completely new and different way...

  • The cancer registry tells the patient’s story while insight2oncology tells the facility’s. 
  • i2o programmatically translates the cancer data into actionable information, layering strategic, business and registry expertise to identify operational, financial, and other administrative activities. 
  • i2o targets important topics in the healthcare industry and interprets how changes affect a health system while creating connections across departments and service lines. 

Isn't this information in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)?

  • EMR cancer data only captures a portion of the patient’s story within a system and due to the format, i.e. text fields and attachments, it is difficult to access and aggregate. 
  • The cancer registry is the only source for cancer analytics about what happens to these patients outside of a system. 
  • i2o creates a one-stop-shop to monitor trends, demonstrate successes and identify areas for improvement. This information can address questions about many areas of a health system as well as a cancer service line.
Contact us to schedule a demo and learn how i2o can transform your cancer data into actionable information.