SCC Soft Computer passes Cancer Care Ontario Vendor Certification process for Pathology Synoptic Reporting

June 9, 2009

SCC Soft Computer (SCC) is pleased to announce that their SoftPath synoptic reporting tool has been certified by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) recognizing them as a vendor that can assist Ontario hospitals with meeting CCO’s 2008-2009 College of American Pathologists (CAP)/Collaborative Staging (CS) aligned data standards for pathology reporting.

Standardized pathology reporting increases the availability and consistency of cancer pathology information that is essential for treatment decisions, evaluation, and research. Over the past two years, CCO has made substantial progress working with hospitals. In an effort to continue to support them, CCO has developed a process to certify specific vendor solutions against defined reporting standards. The certification of a vendor solution is the first step to validating that it can be implemented or enhanced to assist the hospitals in meeting the new standards.

SoftPath complies with the 2008-2009 CAP/CS aligned data standards developed by Cancer Care Ontario in conjunction with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Committee, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Joint Committee on Cancer. The CAP check lists for breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, and endometrium were amended to include the mandatory pathological collaborative staging elements.

SoftPath v. 4.3.0.x should be able to assist hospitals with meeting the new CCO reporting standards for cancer-related pathology reporting in Ontario.

“With the movement toward electronic transmittal of patient information, medical records, and healthcare data, SCC is at the leading edge of transmitting cancer information in Ontario,” notes Gilbert Hakim, CEO and founder of SCC Soft Computer. “With the use of discrete data elements, our clients can customize and parse the electronic data sent to satisfy cancer agency regulatory requirements.”

SCC’s SoftPath anatomic pathology, cytology, and autopsy information system is widely used in hospitals, teaching facilities, and commercial laboratories. Providing the flexibility, integration capability, and functionality needed for today’s pathology laboratory, the SoftPath system incorporates voice recognition and report imaging, providing users increased productivity and improved quality of service.

About Cancer Care Ontario (CCO)
Cancer Care Ontario is the provincial agency responsible for continually improving cancer services. As the government’s cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario works to reduce the number of people diagnosed with cancer and make sure that patients receive better care every step of the way.

About SCC Soft Computer (SCC)
Celebrating its 30-year journey of innovation and excellence, SCC Soft Computer is at the forefront of laboratory, genetics, blood services, outreach, pharmacy, and radiology information systems software development and offers full suites of Web-enabled clinical information management system solutions. Since 1979, SCC has been meeting the needs of the healthcare industry by providing powerful, clinical information solutions to hospitals, large IDNs (integrated delivery networks), and laboratories.
Considered the largest LIS software production house in the world – with a global workforce of over 1,500 professionals dedicated to LIS development – SCC has experience in accomplishing complex LIS implementations in large, multisite environments. SCC's flagship product, SoftLab, has been recognized as the market standard for its robust functionality and ease of instrument interfacing, including robotics.
Consistently ranked 1st in the MD Buyline survey, a comprehensive, vendor-independent database used by hospitals and other medical facilities during the capital planning and purchasing process, SCC outranks its competitors in all categories. SCC has also been recognized for its commitment to workforce training and development and has been included in the Training Top 125 seven times in eight years. The Company’s 2009 ranking of 3rd in the Top 125 was based on SCC’s focus on employee development, as well as its comprehensive onboarding program and custom development plans for learners.

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