Episode 23: A Conversation with Sara Morel, AAS, BS, ODS, Lead Oncology Data Specialist, MyMichigan Health

In this edition of Cancer Registry World, Sara Morel, AAS, BS, ODS and Lead Oncology Data Specialist for MyMichigan Health in Midland, MI, discusses her emotional connection to cancer care which led to her success in the cancer registry. Please enjoy listening and learning!

The 2024 Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS 24)

The 2024 Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS) shows that the imagination and the inspiration needed to innovate in healthcare can come from anywhere. In its tenth year, HAS 24 is the premier event showcasing data and analytics’ critical role in tackling some of healthcare’s greatest challenges. Join healthcare’s do-ers, hard workers, believers, game-changers, and impact-makers in Salt Lake City to leverage our collective expertise and experience to Imagine, Innovate, and Impact healthcare.

Industry-leading keynote speakers will help us imagine what’s possible, and educational breakout sessions will move us from inspiration to impact. See firsthand how AI and analytics tools can power organizational transformation, and network with industry leaders and problem-solvers.

What You Need to Know: Call for Data & v24 Changes

Save the date for our upcoming educational webinar, What You Need to Know: Call for Data & v24 Changes. This one hour webinar will be presented by Amy Arnold, BA, CTR, Manager, Strategic Services, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. An encore presentation will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. Invitations will be emailed to clients the week of Feb. 6, 2024. CEU credits from NCRA are pending.

Join us for "Unlocking the Power of NLP in Pathology Casefinding" webinar

We are delighted to extend a special invitation to you for our upcoming webinar - Unlocking the Power of NLP in Pathology Casefinding.

This exclusive online event promises to be an enlightening experience, providing an overview of the ground-breaking CRStar/HLA-Global Reportability Solution, the collaboration between two industry leaders - ERS, a Health Catalyst Company, and HLA-Global - that will provide cancer registries with a fully automated pathology NLP reportability solution for casefinding, addressing a key need for registries.

Join us Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 12 pm ET to learn about the NLP reportability service, how this service will increase productivity and efficiency in the cancer registry and how health systems see a quick ROI.

To secure your spot, please register via the link below. Hurry, as spaces are limited!

Episode 22: A Conversation with Elliot Asare, MD FACS, Surgical Oncologist and Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine

In this edition of Cancer Registry World, Dr. Elliot Asare, MD FACS, discusses the role of cancer registry data in developing staging strategies for the 9th Version of the AJCC TNM system. Dr. Asare is a surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Attending Surgeon at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, Dr. Asare is the Chair of the AJCC Editorial Committee. Please enjoy listening and learning!

Episode 21: A Conversation with Lisa Robinson, RHIA, CTR, Director of Clinical Data Registries for Advocate Health Care, Midwest Region

In this episode of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Lisa Robinson, RHIA, CTR, Director of Clinical Data Registries for Advocate Health Care, Midwest Region. Ms. Robinson discusses the importance of cancer registries in large multi-institutional healthcare systems as well as highlighting the technological advances that may impact registry operations. Enjoy listening and learning!

Episode 20: A Conversation with Thomas Brown, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Jennifer Jurivich, Senior Vice President Health Systems, of Syapse

This edition of Cancer Registry World features two leaders at Syapse - Thomas Brown, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Jennifer Jurivich, Senior Vice President Health Systems. They discuss the importance of data acquired from cancer registries which is used to inform decision making that allows hospitals and healthcare systems to optimize cancer treatments. Please enjoy listening and learning.

Health Catalyst Acquires ERS

Bolsters Managed Services Offering with Data Abstraction and Oncology Registry Management Capabilities

Salt Lake City, Utah – November 2, 2023 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that it has acquired Electronic Registry Systems, Inc. (ERS), a market leader in cancer registry software and services.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, ERS provides cancer registry compliance and informatics services to enable customers to achieve their cancer center clinical and business objectives with a goal of improving cancer care for every patient. ERS has provided solutions to the cancer registry field since 1989 and is widely recognized for its flagship platform solution, CRStar. Specifically designed for Certified Tumor Registrars, the CRStar platform records and reports vital cancer patient information to oncology registries.

CRStar, in conjunction with ARMUS by Health Catalyst, strengthens Health Catalyst’s comprehensive data abstraction and registry management capabilities and will enhance the company’s Tech-Enabled Managed Services (TEMS) offering within the chart abstraction domain.

“This acquisition brings together two organizations deeply aligned in our belief in the power of data and analytics to drive improved clinical, operational, and financial outcomes,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “By combining our strengths, we’re well-positioned to support future TEMS growth in data abstraction and registry management within the cardiology and oncology domains. I’m confident we are better equipped to achieve our mission with ERS employees on our team.”

Commenting on the acquisition, CEO of ERS Rohit Nayak shared, “As a leading cancer registry software and informatics platform, ERS has played a key role right from the early days of the industry. We have remained steadfast in our mission to help cancer centers improve cancer care for every patient, and with Health Catalyst, we know we are best positioned to expand on this vision in new ways. We are excited to be a part of the Health Catalyst family and look forward to continuing to grow our collaboration and partnership with our clients and partners.”

About Health Catalyst
Health Catalyst is a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations committed to being the catalyst for massive, measurable, data-informed healthcare improvement. Its customers leverage the cloud-based data platform—powered by data from more than 100 million patient records and encompassing trillions of facts—as well as its analytics software and professional services expertise to make data-informed decisions and realize measurable clinical, financial, and operational improvements. Health Catalyst envisions a future in which all healthcare decisions are data informed.

Media Contact:
Amanda Hundt
Vice President, Corporate Communications
amanda.hundt@healthcatalyst.com
575-491-0974

Episode 19: A Conversation with Daniel Boffa, MD, Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

This edition of Cancer Registry World features Daniel Boffa, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to his outstanding academic surgery career, Dr. Boffa is also a leader in the development of quality benchmarks for the Commission on Cancer and the American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs. Please enjoy listening and learning!

ERS to attend upcoming state meetings

ERS will be attending the following in-person events. Please be sure to stop by to learn what's new with ERS and CRStar.

Additionally, several of our speakers from the ERS Speakers Bureau will be presenting topics at various meetings and conferences: