We recognize the impact registries play in the establishment and growth of approved cancer and trauma programs nationwide.
Cancer registries have always played a critical role in the fight against cancer. Today, cancer registries are an integral part of a facility’s ability to provide outcomes data needed to negotiate with payers and protect revenue, as well as providing compliant reporting that impacts state and federal allocation of grant funding. Led by Dianne Cleveland, RHIA, CTR, past NCRA President and one of 30+ CoC-trained consultants in the country, himagine solutions can provide services to help you meet changing requirements and strengthen your cancer registry.
If you are out of compliance with state reporting, having trouble maintaining accreditation or overwhelmed with the current workload, our highly trained CTRs can provide superior abstraction and follow up in accordance to state, CoC, and Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data requirements. Our CTR’s have a minimum of 3 years experience and are monitored and audited by our credentialed Cancer Registry Supervisory Team to ensure their performance is meeting your expectations.
The himagine solutions’ innovative mentoring solution helps facilities comply with the CoC Standard 5.1. We will clarify the role of the cancer registrar, provide an overview of current cancer program standards, and provide oversight and quality reviews of non-CTR abstracting as required by the CoC.
Registry Assessments and Workflow Analysis
We offer comprehensive cancer registry assessments which aids in optimizing efficiency and effectiveness when the department has experienced staff or management turnover or has shifted to a different department within the facility. Knowing the registry meets the national standards gives you confidence in managing your cancer registry efficiently and effectively.
himagine solutions offers complete abstract audits to provide your cancer registry with optimal data support. These reviews along with our case finding audits and state reporting evaluation offer a total view as to your compliance with state reporting laws and regulations.
Accreditation Assistance and Survey Readiness
The processes for applying and re-applying for CoC accreditation are always changing. himagine solutions can guide you through the process by helping you to develop a cancer registry, form a cancer committee, perform a pre-survey consultative visit and work with the CoC. A detailed report with our findings will be provided as well.
In order to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award, cancer programs must receive commendation by participating in RQRS (Rapid Quality Reporting System). himagine solutions can assist your facility with its existing system as well as implementation and ongoing support of RQRS, including training, step-by-step instructions, and development of a plan to achieve and maintain compliance.
Full Managed Outsourcing
The pressures to lower costs and improve efficiency are prompting many hospitals to consider full outsourcing as a cost-effective option for managing their cancer registries. Our scalable outsourcing solutions provide extra resources to keep your registry running smoothly while you focus on providing quality healthcare to your patients.
himagine solutions can support your trauma center with experienced and certified registrars. Our disciplined recruiting process delivers highly qualified trauma registrars that can shorten an organization’s training period and increase productivity. We exclusively employ registrars with at least three years of Level 1 and 2 experience and many of our registrars are certified (CTSR, CAISS, or RN) with an average of ten years experience. Our trauma registrars are proficient in registry software programs from all of the primary vendors including: Collector (POPIMS), Trauma One, Trauma Base and NTRACS.
As organizations apply for Trauma Center designation/verification, himagine solutions can help establish a trauma registry and performance improvement program. We can review the methodology and systems for efficiencies, as well as provide comprehensive education and training to trauma registrars.
himagine solutions provides short-term and long-term resources for a full range of trauma registry services, including:
- Data abstracting, entry and analysis
- M&M reports
- Performance improvements
- Verification preparation
- Education and training
- Registry coordination
Registrar Qualification and On-boarding The himagine solutions qualification process reflects industry best practices and results in the right match for each placement.
- Recruiting: Our team of more than 20 recruiters specializes in identifying and qualifying experienced HIM professionals.
- Rigorous Testing: Candidates undergo comprehensive testing that includes online tests, followed by a verbal screening with one of our National Compliance Managers.
- Background Checks: Once candidates have successfully completed the screening process, himagine solutions will conduct background and reference checks.
- Ongoing Management: himagine solutions dedicates a Staffing Manager to each consultant throughout the entirety of their tenure, which we have found increases consultant retention.