Population-based cancer surveillance is critical for cancer control activities aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of cancer. Cancer reporting from ambulatory providers to state cancer registries is a new public health objective for Meaningful Use. Data collection from providers presents new challenges since the infrastructure for reporting is less mature than it is in hospitals. Certified EHR Technology can address this barrier by identifying reportable cancer cases and treatments to the provider and facilitating electronic reporting either automatically or upon verification by the provider.
The onboarding process begins with registration of intent. For more information about the NJSCR’s readiness, registration, and onboarding please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Cancer Reporting Registration for physicians (and other ambulatory providers) is now open. If you have any questions about cancer reporting to the NJSCR using a certified EHR or registration please send an email to
For a list of EHR products certified for cancer reporting, visit the Certified Health IT Product List. Once on the web site, select "search by criteria met," then check "cancer case information (f) (5))."
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (HIT) offers web-based interoperability training on Public Health Reporting, including state cancer reporting.
A tool that can be useful to Providers as they prepare to submit MU2 data to NJSCR is the validation tool developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The validation tool contains rules for Implementation Guide for Ambulatory Healthcare Provider Reporting to Central Cancer Registries (and all associated and referenced specifications) as referenced in Meaningful Use Stage 2 guidelines. More information about the validation tool can be found here: Meaningful Use Cancer Registry Report Validation.