1) Check Florida’s department of health website. Determine whether Florida has a statewide cancer or immunization registry. If so, determine the source of the data included in the registries. Then, find out what diseases are on the notifiable or reportable list for Florida.
2) Visit any cancer registry. Review the annual report. Describe the types of information included in the report and how the information is used within the facility.
Then, find out whether the healthcare organization uses a vendor or a facility-specific information system for the registry.
Find out why the particular system was chosen and its advantages and disadvantages. Determine what data security methods are used for the information.
3) Using the internet, access the US National Library of Medicine’s Clinical Trials website (https://clinicaltrials.gov/) and find a clinical trial in Florida.
Document the following information:
title, condition under study, and location of the trial. Summarize the recruitment status, eligibility criteria, and phase of the clinical trial.
4)Access the HCUP website at http://www.ahrq.gov/research/data/hcup/index.html and find out if Florida participates in the HCUP program. If so, determine who is the state contact for the HCUP program.
5)Using MEDLINE (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/), find an article on a disease registry. Summarize the article.