Our staff of Abstracting Services ODSs; formally referred to as CTRs, are employees of ONCO that are supported by ONCO’s Registry and Technical Support teams and committed to helping provide you with the highest quality data abstraction.

The Value of ONCO Abstracting

What Makes ONCO Different?

  • Our leadership team has over 50 years of experience managing cancer registries, leading CoC accreditations, and demonstrating the value of the cancer registry to leadership
  • Our ODSs; formally referred to as CTRs, are experienced industry experts tested to ensure they meet our abstracting standards
  • Our team uses ONCO hardware, allowing access through our network to assure that your data is secure, encrypted, and safe
  • We provide re-abstraction by an experienced ODSs; formally referred to as CTRs, and apply NAACCR, state, and internal QC edits to ensure high quality data.
  • We believe in 100% transparency – we coordinate our own Quality Control activity, document it in the record for you to report at cancer committee, and will summarize findings at your request
  • Your facility is assigned a dedicated project manager to communicate with at a frequency of your choosing. Each meeting, productivity, quality, and cancer program insights are reviewed.

What We Have to Offer…

  • Casefinding, abstracting, and follow-up registrars to help your program achieve its goals.
  • Highly qualified, experienced ODSs; formally referred to as CTRs, to eliminate abstracting backlogs and provide high quality data for internal use, state reporting and reporting to the NCDB
  • Short-term or long-term assignments to assist with abstracting backlog or supplement your current staff
  • Hands on project management and quality control to assure accuracy, completeness and timeliness
  • Assessment to determine the most efficient and cost-effective solution to manage your registry needs
  • Full outsourcing is available for facilities where staffing and meeting timelines have become a challenge

Our goal is to give you peace of mind with the quality of data being collected and show how the cancer registry can make a difference. 

HonorHealth and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network leverages our comprehensive contractual relationship with ONCO as a highly scalable total Cancer Registry solution.  Our program converted our Cancer Registry software to Oncology seven years ago to support the programs long term strategy.  The system grew with us as we tripled our analytic case volume.  Three years ago, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network expanded the initial software provider relationship to a complete outsourcing of the Cancer Registry functions. The primary driver behind our decision was to position our leadership team to focus on our core business while leveraging ONCO, as a Cancer Registry Subject matter expert, to provide this important support services department.  This has been an excellent business decision as our program has access to high quality data registry and the program leadership has a turn-key solution which is essentially budget neutral over operating our in-house Cancer Registry.

says Matt Schneider, Associate Vice President: Systems Oncology Services at HonorHealth.