NPCR-AERRO Hospital Operations Workgroup
Purpose and Goals
The Hospital Operations Workgroup was formed after the Strategic Assessment and Modeling Session (SAMS) held in Richmond, Virginia, in February 2006. It focused on the automation of hospital health records and cancer registration processes as they relate to e-reporting.
The workgroup consisted of participants from the February 2006 SAMS. The purpose of the workgroup was to—
- Develop and deliver the hospital module of the NPCR-AERRO model.
- Create a best practice use case for each cancer registry function identified at the SAMS.
The workgroup met regularly to further the NPCR-AERRO hospital operations activities.
Activities and Timeline
The workgroup reviewed and revised diagrams, developed guidelines and recommendations for enhancing hospital operations to use electronic reporting and automation, and collaborated on the development of an implementation strategy. Below is a list of products completed as part of workgroup activities.
|Use Case||Task||Status||Release Date|
|1.1||Approve a Pathology Laboratory for Electronic Reporting Use Case||Complete||September 2011|
|1.2||Prepare and Transmit Event Report||Complete||August 2009|
|1.3||Receive Batch File||Complete||October 2007|
|1.4||Validate Event Report||Complete||October 2007|
|1.5||Perform Casefinding and Passive Follow-Up||Complete||October 2007|
|1.6||Perform Abstracting||Complete||October 2007|
|1.7||Validate and Edit Abstracted Data||Complete||August 2009|
|2.0||Submit Data to Central Cancer Registry and National Cancer Data Base||Complete||August 2009|
|3.1||Conduct Active Follow-up||Complete||August 2009|
|3.2||Perform Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement||Deferred||None|
|5.1||Handle Security||Defer to NAACCR IT/ROC (Registry Operations Committee) Security Workgroup||None|
|5.2||Conduct Education and Training||Defer to NAACCR, NPCR, SEER, and CCR registries||None|
Dr. Lynne Penberthy with the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System informed the NPCR-AERRO Team in a 2008 e-mail that as part of an effort to re-architect the Automated Cancer Extraction system, the VCU team was able to document requirements for casefinding and abstracting by referring to the NPCR-AERRO use cases. Dr. Penberthy wrote, "... I am using a lot of the info from the NPCR-AERRO documents. They really are excellent."