CCR Innovations | Volume 2 | Issue 1 - page 12

California Cancer Registry
Volume 3, Issue 1
  The ProducƟon AutomaƟon and Quality Control (PAQC) Unit had the   
  opportunity to parƟcipate in the North American AssociaƟon of 
Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) 2014 Conference in OƩawa, Canada. The PAQC Unit prepared and 
provided four posters focusing on current automaƟon acƟviƟes. An excerpt from the background and/
or objecƟve for each automaƟon acƟvity is noted below as an introducƟon to the poster. I strongly 
encourage you to review in detail our findings and conclusions which resulted from the ongoing 
automaƟon work efforts by the PAQC unit of the California Cancer ReporƟng and Epidemiologic 
Surveillance Program (CalCARES). Please use the links provided below to view each poster in its 
TUMOR LINKAGE ‐ California’s Approach  
‐ Marilyn Scocozza, CTR
As resources and budgets shrink, a business decision was made to evaluate 
those manual processes and analyze the feasibility of applying automaƟon soluƟons as an 
alternaƟve and as a means to re‐redirect staff resources to the more complex processes 
that are not readily adaptable to an automaƟon soluƟon thereby requiring skilled CerƟfied 
Tumor Registrars (CTR) to manually complete. 
 to view poster.  
PROCESSING CORRECTIONS: How do we efficiently get the most important data?  
‐ ScoƩ Wood, BA
In 2013 the California Cancer Registry (CCR) processed nearly 775,000 
correcƟon records. Some correcƟons update the data without any user interacƟon, others 
require user interacƟon to either link to correct paƟent or to consolidate into exisƟng data. 
In order to be more efficient, the CCR has created a project to analyze correcƟons and 
determine what can be done to reduce manual work efforts without compromising the 
quality of the data. 
 to view poster. 
The PAQC Unit
NAACCR Automation Posters
(Cont. Pg 13) 
Please note that a summary of the notable changes made to Eureka with each release is available in 
the Eureka Release Notes. This can be accessed in the Eureka database under the “Help” tab in 
“Release Notes.” Referencing these each Ɵme a new version or patch is released will help keep you 
apprised as to how Eureka is funcƟoning. As users, it is important to know what enhancements are 
made in order to work as efficiently as possible 
Sridevi Alla Venkata, CTR
Mary Brant, BA, CTR
Senior Systems ReporƟng Analyst 
Business Analyst 
* California Cancer ReporƟng and Epidemiologic Surveillance (CalCARES)  
   Program InsƟtute for PopulaƟon Health Improvement  
   UC Davis Health System
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