Improving quality and completeness of clinical documentation

Synoptic reporting refers to a systematized method for structuring health-care reports and gives users the ability to incorporate evidence-based best practices and scientifically-validated data elements that influence outcomes through clinical decision making.

Synoptic reporting is particularly useful for cancer pathology and surgery reporting, since the information captured in discrete data fields facilitates outcomes analysis for diagnosis, system planning, quality improvement, system control and population-based research.

The Partnership aims to:

  • Support the adoption and advance the implementation of electronic synoptic reporting in discrete field formats for both pathology and surgery initiatives
  • Maintain and promote the adoption of pan-Canadian mechanisms to support the necessary standards
  • Advance the use of standardized data by generating performance indicators to measure completeness and compliance, as well as additional derivable clinical indicators

What’s new?

Diagnosis & clinical care reports

2015-2016 Pathology & quality initiative summary report

Read about the great strides in the Electronic Synoptic Pathology Reporting Initiative, Quality Initiative in Interpretive Pathology and National Pathology Standards Committee over the last year. Past reports can be found under Resource Library > Treatment & Support Reports > Diagnosis & Treatment


Pathology & staging

eMaRC tool

Gemma Lee from Cancer Care Ontario provided an insightful demonstration of the eMaRC tool, highlighting its use, functionality, customizations, and additional tips and tricks.


Coming soon…


Last updated: August 04, 2016


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