About the cancer registry
A hospital’s cancer registry is a collection of data about its cancer cases. The registry helps by supplying departments with important information about treatment and outcomes. We maintain strict patient confidentiality.
The registry has a lot to do with the quality of cancer care you receive. The focus is on cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Patient data includes:
Harrison’s cancer accreditation
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has accredited our cancer care program for more than two decades. A cancer registry is one of the many requirements needed to maintain this accreditation. The registry—vital to our patients—helps us provide you with exceptional healthcare.
The Commission on Cancer has given Harrison high marks for many areas of our cancer care program. The registry has helped with each one.
Cancer registry helps patients
The registry is an important resource for cancer research. It helps our community—and it contributes to advances worldwide.
The data helps to:
The Commission on Cancer requires a cancer program to maintain lifetime patient follow-up. This must take place for 90 percent of its patients. The registry helps with this goal; Harrison consistently achieves up to 98 percent follow-up.
We strive to provide the highest quality database and timely patient follow-up. Our registry also contributes to our projects on quality. For you, this means the best cancer care.
How we use the registry
Harrison gathers data for the registry from a few areas—hospital medical records, pathology reports, and outpatient charts. Our cancer committee then reviews all facts. This helps us look more closely at our services and make important changes.
Besides using the registry for our cancer program improvements, the information is reported to state and national registries. One is the National Cancer Data Base, which helps cancer care nationwide.