The National Program of Cancer Registries-Advancing E-cancer Reporting and Registry Operations (NPCR-AERRO) Team convenes the following workgroups in collaboration with cancer community partners to accomplish project activities—
Hospital Operations Workgroup: The focus of this group is on creating and enhancing automation of hospital health records and cancer registration processes as they relate to electronic reporting.
Central Cancer Registry Workgroup: The focus of this group is on developing guidelines and recommendations for central registries to use electronic reporting and automation, and developing an implementation strategy for electronic reporting.
Cancer Control and Data Use Workgroup: The focus of this group is on evaluation of electronic reporting of cancer data and adoption of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to enhance use of cancer surveillance data.
Clinic/Physician Office Reporting Workgroup: The focus of this group is improving the completeness, timeliness, and quality of cancer registry reporting by implementing consistent electronic reporting from clinicians and medical specialty clinics through their Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.
Electronic Pathology (ePath) Reporting Workgroup: Activities in this area are focused on electronic anatomical pathology reporting from laboratories to state central cancer registries.
Each workgroup produces a report of findings as well as related technical documentation. Refer to the corresponding workgroup pages for links to completed documents.