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Heather Fisher, BA, CTR,
Client Services Manager, CHAMPS Oncology

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Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR,
Regional Manager, CHAMPS Oncology

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November 16, 2010 (Cleveland)

Pennsylvania Association of Cancer Registrars Promotes CHAMPS as Sponsor

CHAMPS Oncology, the leader in cancer compliance, is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Pennsylvania Association of Cancer Registrars (PACR) for the third year in a row.

Get to know the Cancer Compliance CHAMPS.

CHAMPS Oncology, the leader in cancer compliance, partners with cancer programs nationwide to transform quality cancer data into valuable information for setting and reaching objectives for accreditation, business, community outreach and cancer care.

As experts of cancer program standards, CHAMPS believes quality cancer data supports quality patient care. And to this end, CHAMPS takes seriously its role as an ally in the war on cancer. Empowered by sophisticated data mining tools, CHAMPS consultants turn abstract data into concrete information that cancer care providers can easily view to better understand treatment patterns, quality of care, and outcomes.

CHAMPS applies 30 years of best practices and expertise to help every client meet the cancer program standards they choose. Whether a hospital chooses to follow the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a specific set of treatment guidelines, or a specific clinical pathway, CHAMPS provides a compilation and translation of stratified cancer registry information in order to meet cancer compliance standards.

Over the years, CHAMPS has worked with more than 60 Commission on Cancer programs in 12 states, providing them with registry tools to track compliance and consulting services to expand the role of the registry and enhance the cancer program.

In fact, CHAMPS is proud to claim a perfect compliance rate for our clients. Over the past five years, CHAMPS Oncology partnered with 20 cancer programs seeking accreditation for the first time, and 100% of those cancer programs are now CoC accredited, many with commendation.

With 30 years in the industry, Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, CoC-trained Independent Consultant, leads the CHAMPS team of multi-credentialed CTRs. Hare has been featured in and author of several articles and white papers. She has also been a presenter at the conferences for the Association of Community Cancer Centers; National Cancer Registrars Association; the Commission on Cancer; the Ohio Cancer Registrars Association; and the Pennsylvania Association of Cancer Registrars.

In addition to promoting utilization of quality cancer data, CHAMPS works with industry leaders to promote the cancer registry profession. Hare’s recent article entitled, “The Cancer Registry: Raising the Bar to Help Balance Supply and Demand,” was published in the Association of Community Cancer Center’s Oncology Issues. The article addresses the registry workforce demand and defines the opportunities and challenges that exist for the cancer registry profession.

The article also discusses the Commission on Cancer's change to Standard 3.1, which now requires abstracting to be performed by a CTR. Click here to read the article.