Cancer Staging in the Sutter EHR

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in Clinical Documentation | 0 comments

With the implementation of Cancer Staging functionality in the Sutter EHR, there is now a standard location and method for documenting this important clinical information in the medical record. Users can now access electronic versions of the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) staging forms directly within the Problem List entry for the patient’s cancer.

It is essential that each cancer diagnosis receive staging. Please note that in order to meet our accreditation standards, staging is to take place within 30 days of the diagnosis.

Effective May 1, 2014, HIM began querying doctors to complete their cancer staging documentation if needed.  Doctors will receive these queries in their In Basket in a folder labeled Cancer Staging.

We will provide outreach and education to physicians as needed.

For clinical questions related to Cancer Staging, please contact Kimberly Christensen at 510-204-4262.

For technical questions on How to Document Cancer Staging in EPIC, please see your EHR Physician Liaison.

Patty Fitzgibbons, eHR Physician Liaison, Summit
(510) 869-8339 Office
(510) 325-9618 Cell

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