For oncologists, continuous quality improvement is a key goal. We measure and assess the quality of care we deliver and constantly look for areas where we can do better,” said ASCO President Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP. “ASCO’s Quality Training Program will guide oncology care providers in establishing methods and solutions to implement these quality improvements within their practices.”
ASCO issued its first clinical practice guideline in 1994 and launched the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), the first national program to help practices improve the quality of care they deliver, in 2006. The Quality Training Program represents an expanded opportunity for oncologists to improve care in their practice.
About the Program
The 6-month Quality Training Program will offer 5 days of face-to-face education sessions between October 2013 and March 2014 at ASCO’s headquarters. Throughout the program, each practice will undertake its own focused quality improvement project, and the practice team will immediately be able to implement what they have learned. After completing the training program, participants will have an understanding of process analysis, rapid cycle improvement, quantitative and qualitative methods, and creating and managing effective teams.
Practices wishing to participate submitted an application, which was rigorously reviewed by the program’s selection committee. The inaugural class includes:
To learn more about ASCO’s Quality Training Program, please visit: www.asco.org/qualitytraining. ■
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