College of American Pathologists

Introducing CAP eFRM: Cancer Reporting Made Simple

eFRM computer image The College of American Pathologists (CAP) eFRM (electronic Forms and Reporting Module) offers pathologists a standardized implementation of the CAP electronic Cancer Checklists (eCC), the electronic version of the CAP Cancer Protocols.

Pathologists can be assured of cancer report completion and automated content updates, assisting laboratories in their daily workflow and compliance with both the American College of Surgeons - Commission on Cancer and the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program.

CAP eFRM offers an interfaced anatomic pathology laboratory information system (AP-LIS) version for larger practices or a standalone desktop product for smaller practices.

The CAP partners with mTuitive, Inc, a leader in synoptic reporting software, to help pathologists create the highest quality cancer reports.

Benefits of CAP eFRM™

  • Automatically access the latest, updated CAP Cancer Protocols and eCCs
  • Remain compliant with accreditation requirements
  • Interact with easy-to-use interface
  • Pre-populate report templates where appropriate
  • Customize your data entry form view to include required elements only
  • Benefit from smart checklists with logic-rules that hide irrelevant elements
  • Reduce report clutter by choosing to report only applicable items
  • Automatically produce standardized synoptic report
  • Streamline the submission of required cancer data reporting
  • Capture structured data which can be accessed and analyzed using your facility’s automated tools to help find cases for tumor board, perform quality improvement and review large amounts of combined patient data

Contact the College of American Pathologists for a live demonstration and more information about CAP eFRM:


Technical Requirements

  • Minimum OS requirements: Windows XP or newer
  • Internet connectivity
  • CAP eFRM will attempt to load the required components (.NET Framework 4.0) from the Internet automatically, but this may require institutional IT involvement
  • CAP eFRM is not currently Mac supported

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“CAP eFRM represents the next generation of cancer protocols, making it much easier for pathologists to report information essential for patient care. The data entry forms are easy to navigate, providing prompts when required elements remain unanswered, and the report-generating features are particularly useful for visualizing the final synoptic output.”

- Kay Washington, MD, PhD