Registry Plus eMaRC Plus
Electronic Mapping, Reporting, and Coding (eMaRC) Plus, the newest Registry Plus application, has been developed to view and work with HL7 files and messages. eMaRC Plus is developed collaboratively by participants in the NPCR- Advancing E-cancer Reporting and Registry Operations' ePath Pilot Project and programmed by the Registry Plus Development Team.
The program includes functions to import HL7 files manually or directly from the PHINMS queue, test messages for existence of required data items, parse HL7 messages, and map HL7 data elements to NAACCR data elements. eMaRC Plus also builds a pathology laboratory database, storing various HL7 data elements as discrete field values into tables in the database. The program creates NAACCR formatted abstract records from pathology reports during import into the pathology laboratory database. The program searches a terms table to find potential report of cancer, and the negation terms finder algorithm (NegEx) has been built to enhance the program's text mining capabilities in terms of specificity. eMaRC Plus provides a screen to view pathology report text and a generated abstract side-by-side to allow coding of primary site and histology; it allows users to override any automated decisions about reportability and coding. Further development has been planned to suggest site and morphology codes to users as they work with pathology report-generated abstracts in this program.
|Dark green||Currently use eMaRC Plus||Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Washington|
|Lime Green||Planning to Use eMaRC Plus||Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Wisconsin|
|Peach||Evaluating Use of eMaRC Plus||New York|
|Dark Gray||No Plans to Use eMaRC Plus||Louisiana, Minnesota, and New Jersey|