AAS Health Information Systems - Cancer Registry Management

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The AAS HIS-CRM program is designed for students seeking a flexible degree that combines two of the fastest growing professions in healthcare – health information systems and cancer registry management.

Health Information Systems (HIS) | Cancer Registry Management (CRM) Program Highlights:

  • NCRA® Accreditation: our program is one of very few online programs accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association®
  • 100% Online: no campus visits are required
  • Flexible Scheduling: part-time and full-time options
  • Professional Experience: participating practice facilities available throughout the U.S.
  • CTR® Exam: our HIS-CRM graduates are qualified and well-prepared to sit for the Certified Tumor Registrar exam.
  • Certification Exam Reimbursement: UC offers continued support to our graduates through our Technical Certification Reimbursement Program. Eligible students will be reimbursed for technical certification exam fees (including the CTR® exam)! Contact your Advisor for more information on qualifying criteria.

Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) Credential:

The CTR® credential distinguishes cancer registry professionals by demonstrating requisite knowledge, professional competence and a high level of commitment to the profession. NCRA’s CTR credentialing program promotes excellence within the cancer registry field by:

  • Establishing industry standards for professional registry practice
  • Promoting professional development and growth through continued education and training
  • Assisting employers, allied-health professionals, and the public in the assessment of cancer registrars

Value of the CTR® Credential:

  • Recognized internationally in the recruitment and retention of cancer registry personnel
  • Validates superior competence and a high-level of commitment to the cancer registry profession
  • Active CTRs will always be current in the latest technology, terminology, processes and procedures
  • CTRs are members of all Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited Facilities Committees
  • CoC-accredited case abstracting can only be performed by a credentialed CTR
  • The NCRA reports that credentialed CTRs earn over $25,000 more per year than non-credentialed cancer registrars!

AAS HIS-CRM Program Outcomes:

After completing UC’s 100% online NCRA-accredited HIS-CRM program, you will:

  • Have the knowledge & skills you need to excel in both health information and cancer registry management
  • Be able to verify the quality, completeness and accuracy of medical records
  • Be able to leverage technology to improve patient care and decrease health care costs
  • Be able to abstract accurate, valuable health information for vital data collection
  • Be able to manage local, state and/or national level cancer registry programs
  • Have superior organization and analysis skills – effectively leveraging data to improve patient care
  • Be qualified and well-prepared to sit for the highly sought after CTR® credential

Employment of data and information-oriented healthcare professionals is projected to grow over 20% in the next two years much faster than the average growth projected for all other occupations! This demand is expected to increase even further as the majority of the population ages. (BLS; 2020)

There has never been a better time to join the healthcare industry!

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