American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS)

Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) is a reporting and quality improvement tool which provides real clinical time assessment of hospital level adherence to quality of cancer care measures. The RQRS has been available to all Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited cancer programs beginning September 2011. Beginning in January 2017, RQRS participation will be required for all CoC-accredited programs.

RQRS was developed to assist CoC-accredited cancer programs in promoting evidenced-based cancer care at the local level. It is a Web-based, systematic data collection and reporting system that advances evidenced-base treatment through a prospective alert system for anticipated care which supports care coordination required for breast and colorectal cancer patients at participating cancer programs. 

Testing and use of RQRS has shown:

  • Existing cancer registry operations and nationally established coding guidelines can be used to collect and report a minimum necessary number of data elements to support the smooth functioning of the RQRS.
  • This Web-based data collection and reporting system positively impacts and promotes the quality of care for breast and colorectal cancer patients.

Documentation has been updated to allow programs an easier way to view all RQRS information in one place. Please review the documentation below for important information on RQRS registration and use.

RQRS User Guide

RQRS Terms and Conditions