The College of American Pathologists (CAP) eCC (electronic Cancer Checklists) enables pathologists to use the CAP cancer protocols directly within their laboratory information system (LIS) workflow and to ensure that each report is completed with the necessary required elements. Most anatomic pathology (AP)-LIS vendors offer a CAP eCC synoptic module for reporting on surgical cancer resections and selected biopsies.
Benefits of the eCC
- Integrates into pathologist AP-LIS workflow
- Supports and aids the pathologist in the diagnostic process
- Standardizes the collection and reporting of cancer patient data
- Facilitates communication between pathologists, clinicians and cancer registrars
- Helps to advance the pathologist role as chief diagnostician and a leader in the patient care process
- Improves and supports information exchange and data interoperability
- Provides automated access to patient data through work with vendors
Licensing of eCC
Contact the CAP for more information to determine if your AP-LIS vendor is licensed to integrate the eCC.
The eCC is now available to users in a standardized software implementation using CAP eFRM.
eCC Related Resources
Access resources from the CAP and other organizations to learn more about eCC.
Collaboration With Other Organizations
The CAP eCC is based on the CAP Cancer Protocols and is produced under the guidance of the CAP Pathology Electronic Reporting (PERT) Committee, along with close interaction and advisement of the Cancer and Cancer Biomarker Reporting Committees.
The eCC is developed in collaboration with and partially underwritten by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additional collaborators include the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).
The CAP currently is working with the California Cancer Registry (CCR) to offer the benefits of the eCC to California laboratories. CCR and the CAP are seeking out laboratories interested in participating in an ongoing project using the eCC to directly transfer cancer data to the central registry.
Please contact the CAP for more information at 847-832-7700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.