Important Accreditation Facts: Cancer Program Standards 2012
Recorded on August 5, 2013 (45 minutes)

Cancer Program Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care introduces changes to the CoC standards that bring a new focus to patient-centered care and an increased focus on the improvement of patient care and outcomes.  The cancer program categories used to describe the participating facilities were updated to more accurately reflect the current health care setting and to serve as a tool for consistent comparison of patient care and outcomes among and across facilities.  The survey process and Accreditation Awards and OAA criteria have also been updated to support the increased focus on the clinical aspects of the cancer program.  The presentation will discuss the rationale for the change, the expected improvements in classification and comparison, and describe how the program will be affected.


Target Audience:
This introductory program is intended for all members of the cancer program team involved in cancer program activity and the survey and accreditation process.  This includes but is not limited to Cancer Committee Chair, Cancer Liaison Physician, Cancer Program Administrator, Cancer Registrar, and all members of the cancer committee.


Experience Level: Introductory


Learning Objectives:
Participants in this webinar will be able to:

1. Outline important changes to healthcare that involve patient and quality and the CoCís response to these initiatives.
2. Interpret the effect that the new standards will have on the Accreditation Awards and the OAA criteria
3. Describe how the programs will be affected by these changes
4. Describe improvements to the survey process, accreditation awards, and survey outcomes.


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M. Asa Carter, CTR
Manager, Accreditation and Standards, CoC
Chicago, IL

Asa is a Certified Tumor Registrar with more than 30 years of experience in numerous areas of the cancer registration field.  Asa has been a staff member of the Commission on Cancer for more than 20 years where she manages the Accreditation and Standards Section.  She works directly with the CoC leadership and the Accreditation Committee to develop and implement the standards for cancer programs and assess each CoC-accredited facilityís performance through the survey process.

Asa completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Non Profit Management at North Park University, Chicago IL.  She will complete an MBA with a concentration in health care administration in May, 2014.


CE Credit: The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) has determined that this program 2013-070 supports 0.75 CE hours.

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