Session ID: 
201

From Print to Interoperability: Cancer Staging in the EHR

8:30am - 9:30am Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W311A

Description

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has existed since 1959 and has been publishing the Cancer Staging Manual since 1977. In 39 years, a total of eight manuals have been produced and the AJCC has made TNM the language of cancer. As workflows at medical facilities have evolved from paper medical records to electronic health records (EHR), AJCC realized the need to evolve with the workflow of their users. In 2013, in anticipation of the next edition of the Cancer Staging Manual, the AJCC took up the challenge of moving the content from printed book format to an electronic format that could be truly interoperable. AJCC decided to develop an application programming interface (API) to mirror the book version of the AJCC's 8th edition Cancer Staging Manual to be used within EHRs with complete accuracy. The API provides updates electronically to ensure that users are utilizing the most current information possible.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize the challenges of modernizing a historically successful organization
  • Illustrate the value of collaboration and learning from innovators in the field
  • Calculate the costs and benefits of changing a content development model
  • Evaluate the success and impact of your project on quality patient care

Speaker(s): 

AJCC Manager,
American Joint Committee On Cancer
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

Clinical Informaticists
Information Management Professional

Level: 

Advanced