Interoperability Resources

Semantic Data Work Group Crosswalk Tables

As part of the ongoing effort to harmonize NAACCR standards with other national codes set the Semantic Data WG compares NAACCR data items and codes to those used by other health-related standard setting organizations. The Semantic Data WG recognizes that values sets evolve and change over time. These mapping tables are accurate, to the best of our knowledge, as of the date noted on the table.

NAACCR/NAHDO Joint Statement

The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) share concerns regarding the collection of uniform standard patient demographic data.

Public health agencies maintain a rich source of health care data and have considerable experience in data management.However, our major public health data sets collect patient fields in a slightly different format that may vary across states and jurisdictions.Variation in collection practices have resulted in a fragmented patchwork of data bases.We must continue to find innovative solutions to these barriers to promote the integration of clinical and administrative data which have the potential to support robust measurement and surveillance...

Interoperability Webinars

Source of Payment Typology: A New National Standard

As part of the NAACCR Semantic – Discharge Data Small Group and CDC NPCR work with the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), a webinar presentation will be held on Wednesday, December 7th at 3pm ET. On this webinar, NAHDO’s Standards Consultant, Bob Davis, will provide an overview on the Source of Payment Typology code set developed by the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) including why it was created, how it was developed and some lessons learned from states that have implemented the code set. Several experts from the (PHDSC) will be available to answer questions.

A Pathway to Success: Data Integration

As part of the NAACCR Semantic – Discharge Data Small Group and CDC NPCR work with the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), a webinar presentation will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 4pm ET. This webinar will highlight the benefits/uses of linking cancer registry data with hospital discharge data and provide examples of these linkages (examples from Utah). In addition, the presenters will cover what needs to be in place for these linkages to occur; both the technical and data governance pieces. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the webinar.

Enhancement of Cancer Registry Databases with Two Key Hospital Discharge Data Elements: POA and Discharge Status

As part of the NAACCR Semantic - Discharge Data Small Group and CDC NPCR work with the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), a webinar presentation will be held on Friday December 16th at 3pm ET on the potential of enhancing cancer registry data with two key data elements from discharge data; Present On Admission (POA) and Discharge Status. The webinar will highlight how these elements are being collected and used by discharge data systems as well as a "hypothetical" use case of how cancer registries could utilize these elements for their purposes.