Electronic capture and communication of synoptic cancer data elements from pathology reports: results of the Reporting Pathology Protocols 2 (RPP2) project.

@article{Hassell2009ElectronicCA,
  title={Electronic capture and communication of synoptic cancer data elements from pathology reports: results of the Reporting Pathology Protocols 2 (RPP2) project.},
  author={Lewis Hassell and Wendy Aldinger and Cheryl Moody and Sharon B Winters and Ken Gerlach and Molly Schwenn and Deborah Perriello},
  journal={Journal of registry management},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          117-24; quiz 163-5
        }
}
Pathology reports represent a rich data source for cancer registries. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Checklists present pathology reports in synoptic form and allow registries to be updated electronically. To assess the challenge of employing the CAP Cancer Checklists in pathology laboratories and transmitting that information to cancer registries, we conducted a pilot project: the Reporting Pathology Protocols project (RPP2). The RPP2 project was a multi-year, "proof of… CONTINUE READING