Recent changes in the oncology registry data requirements necessitate concurrent abstraction: a brand-new workflow for the oldest registry in the market.
Stewards of your data
Oncology programs throughout the country are facing a tremendous challenge — a rising demand for CTRs with a shrinking pool of applicants amid increasing cancer incidents and data requirements. As a result, overburdened teams place data integrity at risk and rarely have sufficient resources to engage quality assurance protocols.
Our comprehensive portfolio of solutions includes Oncology Data Services, Cancer Registry Operations, and Oncology Program Management. Enhanced by our state-of-the-art cancer software and analytics, the Q-Centrix team is more than equipped to steward your oncology data through a rapid transformation.
The Q-Centrix CTR team spans more than 40 years of cancer data management experience.
A path forward
In the summer of 2020, the Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) replaced the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) and National Cancer Database (NCDB) annual call for data submissions. The change requires cancer programs to submit cases two months from initial diagnosis.
The modification signaled a massive adjustment to previous protocols and the opportunity to transform cancer data management programs. It has also made the need for CTRs stronger than ever.
Our oncology expertise
American College of Surgeons National Cancer Database
- Commission on Cancer (CoC)
- National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
- Nation Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC)
American College of Surgeons National Cancer Program
- Cancer Registry Operations
- Accreditation Management Programs
The case for cancer accreditation
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation has clear advantages over being a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center, despite the conflicting results of accreditation. Yet the challenges to achieving accreditation remain. Learning the accreditation process on top of other duties can limit the effectiveness of the documentation provided, delay the granting of accreditation, and take staff time away from other important work.
What We Know:
- As the largest body of accreditation, CoC compliance provides structural organization for cancer care that conforms to the highest standards, providing effective mechanisms for impacting cancer care and allowing the institution to participate in standards development.
- Third parties offer experience and objectivity to assess issues, suggest solutions, and implement changes without burdening internal teams.
- Data that is high-fidelity, timely, complete and secure is the first step toward accreditation.
- Using the same technology at all sites and across departments increases data oversight and quality assurance, allowing clinical leadership to implement changes that result in better whole-person care, reduced costs, and easier preparation for accrediting reviews.
How we work
The foundation of every Q-Centrix cancer partnership is meaningful, high-fidelity data.
Cancer Data Services
Our team of CTRs manage all aspects of the data from comprehensive case finding to abstraction through state registry submission with industry-leading quality assurance.
Cancer Registry Operations
Lean on our team of oncology clinical data experts to do all of the clinical data tasks to maintain your accreditation including IRR, RCRS and NCDB submissions, meeting attendance, policies, and follow-up metrics for compliance.
Cancer Program Accreditation Support
Let us guide your facility through a proven management program that features templates and tools, analytics, analysis and continual assessments, meeting support, and survey attendance and preparation.