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The Use and Impact of Care Coordination in Cancer Registry Data

Presenters at this session will discuss how one of the intended purposes of a cancer registry is to improve care coordination. Cancer registry data, such as tumor characteristics, disease information, genomic information, laboratory results, and vital status are important for patient care. However, lack of available and accurate data from cancer registries may jeopardize the continuum of patient care. There is little literature on how current cancer registry data is used, and how these data may impact patient care coordination.

Presenters at this session will review a study that assess the use and impact of cancer registry data on care coordination. The study was intended to answer the questions of, “How are cancer registries being used for improvement of care coordination?” and “What is the impact of cancer registries on patient care coordination?”

In addition, presenters will discuss key components and framework of cancer registry data by defining a cancer registry and its purposes and data elements. They will also explore how the cancer registries work with care coordination.

Learner Outcomes

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

• Explain the impact of cancer registry data on care coordination.
• Describe the role of cancer information professionals in data collection and dissemination.
• Discuss the frequency and use of cancer registry data.
• Discuss the cancer registrar’s perception of data accuracy in the registry.


Jennifer Peterson, PhD, RHIA, CTR
Health Sciences, Illinois State University Normal, IL

Shannon H. Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA
Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL

Cathy Flite, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Health Services Administration and Policy, Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Lakesha Kinnerson, MPH, RHIA, CPHQ
Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, Samford University Birmingham, AL
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