Fall 2018 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment


Lori Havener, CTR
NAACCR Program Manager of Standards
lhavener@naaccr.org

 

 

Data Standards and Data Dictionary Database Management System Update

NAACCR plans to update the current management system that houses the data standards and data dictionary. The data standards and data dictionary is primarily used for data transmission; however, there are a variety of users with a variety of needs. If you have contacted Monica or me in the past with a request or have thought of a utility you would like added to the management system send your wish list to Monica Thornton (mthornton@naaccr.org).

 

Standards Volume II, Version 18

The NAACCR Data Standards and Data Dictionary, Version 18 was released March 2, 2018. There have been several changes since the initial release of the Data Standards and Data Dictionary, Version 18. NOTE: All of the changes since the Version 18 release are documented in the change log that is available on the same website as the Data Standards and Data Dictionary. The change log identifies the date of the change, the data item number, data item name, the field that was changed, the change that was made and a column for notes.

 

XML Data Exchange Standard Implementation by 2020

The NAACCR Board approved changing its Standards Volume II data exchange format from fixed-width to an Extensible Markup Language file format (XML) by 2020.The NAACCR Plan to Implement XML is posted on the NAACCR website. The XML Data Exchange Standards website includes the NAACCR XML Data Exchange Standard Implementation Guide Version 1.3, XML dictionaries, XML webinars, software tools, etc.

 

Data Standards and Data Dictionary (Volume II), Version 20 Timeline:

ActivityNAACCR DeadlinesConsiderations/suggestions to meet NAACCR deadlines
Proposed requests-for-change (new and changed data items) submitted to the Mid-Level Tactical Group (previously Change Management Board (CMB))October 1, 20181. Complete request-for-change forms for new and changed data items; submit to the Mid-Level Tactical Group (previously CMB) by October 1, 2018.
Requests-for-change final review/approval by Mid-Level Tactical Group and other groups as needed (e.g., UDS)December 31, 20181. Coordinate with Mid-Level Tactical Group to ensure communication with stakeholders.
2. Final requests are submitted to the UDS WG by January 1, 2019 for review and inclusion in to Standards Volume II.
Convene NAACCR 2019 Implementation Guidelines Task ForceApril 1, 20191. Materials for NAACCR Data Standards and Data Dictionary (Volume II) must be in final format for the Task Force to develop the implementation guidelines.
2. Final versions of mapping and/or conversions.
UDS Work Group reviews and updates the Data Standards and Data Dictionary (Volume II) (Jan – April)May 20191. Assumes completion of all requests for changes to existing data items and requests of new data items.
Finalize the Data Standards and Data Dictionary (Volume II) and submit to NAACCR Board for review/approvalJune 1, 2019
NAACCR Data Standards and Data Dictionary ReleasedJuly 1, 2019
NAACCR 2019 Implementation Guidelines ReleasedAugust 1, 2019
EDITS metafile releaseSeptember 1, 20191. EDITS Work Group will have begun development of edits metafile by February 2019.
Education and trainingOngoing as material becomes available1. For 2020 implementation: develop and implement educational materials by summer 2019.
ImplementationJanuary 1, 2020
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