Cancer Registrars need good, up-to-date resources on the diagnosis, treatment and clinical progression of malignancies. Evidence-based medicine has found its way into the Cancer Registry and case abstracts should also document the diagnostic workup and treatment the patient received in comparison to evidence-based medicine.
If you are a cancer registrar who is looking for a comprehensive, current and yet free resource, you will want to check out the online manual, Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach. This volume is sponsored by ASCO through their website titled CancerNetwork. To gain access you will need to register for a free account and then you can start using the book right away.
This is a “must-have” for every cancer registrar’s resource library!
For the cancer registrar who is passionate about serving the needs of their organization and making sure that they are competitive healthcare professionals in the future, some time spent in study of Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) recommended. While most know that the MU involves the use of electronic health records (EHR) some may not be as familiar with the cancer reporting options and requirements and their relationship to the work of the cancer registrar. This article shares an overview of how the relationships between the stakeholders trickles down into the registry. With the implementation of Stage 2 MU many opportunities exist for the cancer registrar to collaborate with and support their hospital administrations in these initiatives. ADVANCE for Health Information professionals recently posted this article. To read more, click here.
As cancer registrars we should never forget the real purpose behind our work!
Look at Gayla’s vision of a cancer registrar!
Look at Peggy’s vision of a cancer registrar!
Thank you Jenny for your vision!