142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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How one central cancer registry (CCR) navigated Electronic Health Record (EHR) reporting from clinic/physician offices (C/POs)

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
In the past two decades, HIIT innovations have changed the way we collect and share health-related data. In the coming decade, new innovations will bring about more change and contribute to public health prevention efforts aimed at improving wellness across the lifespan and reducing disparities. We will demonstrate how increased reporting by clinics and physician offices (C/POs), largely due to implementation of Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2, can reduce under-reporting and improve timeliness and completeness of cancer reporting by central cancer registries (CCRs). We will show how creating a more automated way of entering potential new cancer cases – primarily cases submitted by non-hospital facilities without an EHR – into a CCR database can improve efficiency, accuracy and timeliness and describe how we are using National Death Index (NDI) linkage to obtain complete survival information. This will allow us to measure the impact of public health and other programs aimed at improving population health and reducing disparities. Finally, we will outline how MU Stage 3, final rules for which will be published in 2015, offers both opportunities and challenges to CCRs. We will discuss how MU Stage 3 can impact progress made by CCRs during MU Stage 2 and outline steps CCRs will need to take to be ready for Stage 3 implementation.
Session Objectives: Identify at least two barriers for clinicians and public health entities in implementing EHR reporting. Demonstrate how automation can improve processes by increasing efficiency and accuracy. Discuss the benefits of conducting NDI linkage. List two or more effects Stage 3 Meaningful Use may have on providers that report to central cancer registries.
Diane Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III and Jayfus Doswell, PhD
Iris Zachary, PhD, MSIT, CTR

How one central cancer registry (CCR) navigated EHR reporting from Clinic/Physician Offices (C/POs)
Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD and Chester Schmaltz, PhD
How an informatics solution increased efficiency and reduced costs in a central cancer registry (CCR)
Julie Jaddoo, BS, Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD and Saba Yemane, BS
One central cancer registry’s use of National Death Index (NDI) linkage to become a survival registry
Chester Schmaltz, PhD, Saba Yemane, BS, A. Ben Ramadan, MPH and Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology Center (HIIT Center)
Endorsed by: Cancer Forum