CHAMPS Oncology Contracts with Indiana University Health

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CHAMPS Oncology signs new contract with Indiana University Health to provide consulting services to enhance the health system’s cancer registry.

Toni Hare

Toni Hare, Vice President, CHAMPS Oncology

I am excited to be associated with an internationally-known, National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center known for treating complex and unusual cancers.

This August, CHAMPS Oncology signed a new contract with Indiana University Health, located in Indianapolis, to provide consulting services to enhance the health system’s cancer registry. CHAMPS Oncology, which has provided data collection services for the system’s registry for the last four years, will have a much larger role under the new contract, which lasts until 2014.

Services for IU Health will focus on three areas:

Cancer Registry Productivity and Workflow Analysis - CHAMPS Oncology will redesign the workflow of IU Health’s current registry in preparation for managing registry operations.

Cancer Registry Services - CHAMPS Oncology will manage their daily registry activities and operations, including casefinding, abstracting and follow-up.

Cancer Data Quality Control and Informatics - CHAMPS Oncology will ensure meaningful information is available to assess treatment outcomes and patient survival.

CHAMPS Oncology strives to be a strategic partner to hospitals with an interest in maximizing the potential of their cancer registries. Their work with IU Health, like their work with other clients, will be carried out with an eye on the future and evolving cancer program requirements, to ensure compliance with cancer program standards.

IU Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools, gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana and beyond. IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults in areas of clinical expertise, including cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant.

“I am excited to be associated with an internationally-known, National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center known for treating complex and unusual cancers,” said Toni Hare, vice president, CHAMPS Oncology.

If you are interested in learning more about CHAMPS Oncology, please contact Toni Hare, vice president, CHAMPS Oncology at toni(dot)hare(at)chanet(dot)org or 216.255.3716.

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CHAMPS Oncology partners with cancer programs nationwide to transform quality cancer data into valuable information — information that can be used to achieve accreditation, strategic planning, community outreach and cancer care objectives. With 35 years in the industry, CHAMPS provides clients with personalized and specialized compliance management services, including Commission on Cancer consulting; cancer registry management and operations; quality control; cancer information management; abstracting assistance; and workflow and productivity analysis. CHAMPS Oncology is a division of CHAMPS Healthcare, which is the business affiliate of The Center for Health Affairs, the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals.

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