Informatics Tools and Processes for the XML Data Exchange Standard

Recorded On: 07/22/2020

The XML webinar will be covering NAACCR XML Informatics Tools and Processes to prepare the NAACCR community for 2021. We will have 4 presentations from several software vendors and central registries that have either already made the transition to XML or are about to finish and would like to share their software, tips, and techniques with the NAACCR community.

Fabian Depry, MS

Senior Systems Analyst

Information Management Services

Fabian Depry, focuses on the design and implementation of biomedical computer systems.  He has extensive experience and expertise in systems design and object-oriented programming, focusing mainly on Java Desktop and Web applications. Mr. Depry is a lead developer and designer on the SEER*DMS project.  He also designed and developed the SEER Abstracting tool, the SEER*Edits Submission tool and the SEER Data Viewer tool.  Mr Depry holds a BS in Computer Science from Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium and a MS in Computer Science from Hood College, Frederick.  He has been with IMS since 2003.

Valerie Yoder, BS

Database Analyst

Utah Cancer Registry

Valerie Yoder has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science with a focus on algorithms and data processing. She has worked in the Utah Cancer Registry Informatics department for five years processing, extracting, and analyzing data. She continuously explores process improvements and automation for registry operations and research and has successfully integrated several new and changing data sources. Previously, she worked for many years developing procedures to process and analyze pre-clinical medical imaging data with programming and scientific software.

Isaac Hands

Lead Software Architect, Kentucky Cancer Registry

Isaac Hands leads the software development efforts of the Kentucky Cancer Registry andassist in managing informatics operations, providing technical leadership, anddesigning data infrastructure at the Kentucky Cancer Registry and the UK MarkeyCancer Center Research Informatics Core. Mr. Hands oversees the software development,database and network operations, and customer support of the state-wide cancerpatient data management system in use at all hospital facilities in KY and thestatewide SEER/NPCR central cancer registry software.

Michelle Esterly

Employed by Katmai Government Services

Michelle Esterly received her B.S. in Health Information Administration from Gwynedd Mercy University and achieved certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator in 1997. She worked for the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry in various positions before joining the CDC Registry Plus Team as a contractor in 2015. Ms. Esterly has six years of experience in hospital cancer registries and received her CTR in 1996. Ms. Esterly is currently employed by Katmai Government Services and is a contractor for the National Program of Cancer Registries Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention