CHAMPS Oncology offers its cloud-based analytics system to hospitals who want to utilize their cancer registry data. Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, vice president of CHAMPS Oncology says, “We maximize a hospital’s cancer registry database to its full potential.” Karen Schmidt, CTR, associate vice president at CHAMPS Oncology adds, “CHAMPS Oncology leverages a rich data set, presents it to decision-makers and educates them about its significance in transforming cancer care services.” The firm follows the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) standard data set and populates its own data warehouse. CHAMPS Oncology also collaborates with hospital IT divisions to collect data and streamline their processes. While CHAMPS Oncology initiates the process of deep data collection from different sources like clients’ cancer registry data, the company also cleans and validates data. With its platform, insight2oncology®, the company can unearth the meaning behind the data and render a complete facility profile. CHAMPS Oncology can determine patient migration trends and leverage patient navigation trends to determine data points such as disease sites, treatment gaps and equipment utilization. In one of the instances, CHAMPS Oncology uncovered and proved how a hospital’s breast cancer volumes were impacted by hiring a patient navigator.
By using CHAMPS Oncology’s Analytics as a Service (AaaS) system, clients can access facility data and check insights in real time.
As CHAMPS Oncology adheres to their collaboration-friendly approach and data-driven strategy, they help numerous healthcare providers harness the potential of their data and transform their cancer care services. For instance, a hospital—part of a major healthcare system in a small community—was serving a specific population. Through analytics, CHAMPS Oncology deduced that their patients were residing in a remote place and were facing difficulties reaching the hospital to receive radiation therapy. CHAMPS Oncology aggregated data points for the demographic such as ZIP code, cancer sites of patients, as well as referral pattern and patients untreated, and compared these information sets with state-level cancer data. The insights and information were uploaded to the client’s system. Eventually, the hospital management decided to open a radiation therapy center within the community to serve them.
CHAMPS Oncology leverages a rich data set, presents it to decision-makers and educates them about its significance in transforming cancer care services
Embracing innovation and developing customer-centric solutions, the leadership of the company is open to new ideas that can add value to the existing data and processes. CHAMPS Oncology started its journey by offering descriptive analytics that could zero in on the prevalent problems. They have come a long way from that now and are still working toward their vision of empowering their clients with the power of predictive analytics.