The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and mTuitive, Inc., have forged a collaboration to more effectively capture and report cancer pathology findings. This partnership will provide a product and service that will facilitate production and use of standardized, encoded, and interoperable data sets for use in patient care, registries, research, and biorepositories. The two organizations have developed the CAP electronic Forms and Reporting Module (CAP eFRM), an application incorporating the CAP electronic Cancer Checklists (eCC). eFRM has just made its debut at the CAP’s annual meeting, held this week in Orlando, FL.
The CAP produces cancer protocols as a resource for pathologists to aid in effectively reporting surgical pathology findings. The 81 cancer case summaries within the 65 cancer protocols are electronically represented within the eCC, in addition to two new tumor biomarker reporting templates for colon and lung cancer.
“We designed eFRM to help pathologists and laboratories make more effective use of data electronically as they care for patients,” says Charles Roussel, CAP CEO. “This application eases eCC implementation for healthcare and laboratory system vendors, benefiting pathologists, laboratory professionals, clinicians, and patients.”
The CAP and mTuitive will offer two versions of eFRM. The first is a basic, standalone version; the second includes a wider range of functionality and was designed to be integrated within a laboratory information system. Both versions are designed to facilitate broader adoption among pathologists and help simplify the management of content changes to the cancer protocols. Learn more about services provided by the CAP and mTuitive.