Advancing E-cancer Reporting and Registry Operations (NPCR-AERRO)
The National Program of Cancer Registries-Advancing E-cancer Reporting and Registry Operations (NPCR-AERRO) is a collaborative effort to advance automation of cancer registration by developing a set of cancer surveillance models, requirements, and products that—
- Identify and describe consistent processes and data reporting standards.
- Can be used by multiple data sources for reporting to hospital and state cancer registries.
- Include products, infrastructure, and implementation guidelines supporting electronic reporting from data sources to registries and from registries to the national programs and organizations, including the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), NPCR, the Commission on Cancer (CoC), and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).
For more information about NPCR-AERRO activities, please see NPCR-AERRO: Developing a Cancer Surveillance Informatics Structure in the New E-Health Environment [PDF-1.1MB].
The project approach is to—
- Model consensus best practices for electronic cancer registration and reporting.
- Analyze and design requirements for data and tools to define best practices further.
- Implement best practice models and products.
The NPCR-AERRO Team coordinates several workgroups—
- The Clinic/Physician Office Workgroup seeks to develop an automated electronic process to identify and report cancer cases using the clinic/physician office electronic medical record (EMR) to report to the central cancer registries.
- The Central Cancer Registry Workgroup develops guidelines and an implementation strategy for central registries to use electronic reporting.
- The Cancer Control and Data Use Workgroup evaluates electronic cancer data reporting and promotes the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
- The Hospital Operations Workgroup improves automation of hospital health records and cancer registration processes.
The NPCR-AERRO Team participates in two major activity areas—
- As part of eHealth Initiatives activities, NPCR represents the cancer registry community in national and international EHR development initiatives.
- Electronic Pathology (ePath) Reporting activities initiate and improve electronic anatomical pathology reporting from laboratories to state central cancer registries.
CyberView: NPCR-AERRO models are available for display and download through this application.
- Model drilldown: Drill down from hospital, state/regional, or national overviews to more detail.
- Model map: Map and list of models for quick access to any level of detail.
- Glossary [PDF-777KB]: Terms and references used in the project.