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Over 30 Oncology Practices Achieve ASCO’s QOPI® Certification in Fourth Quarter of 2019


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Thirty-three practices in three countries elevated their standard of care and achieved Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification or recertification in the fourth quarter of 2019. ASCO commends these practices, which have demonstrated their commitment to providing the highest-quality oncology care to their patients, communities, and colleagues.

QOPI is a voluntary self-assessment program that helps oncology practices assess and improve the quality of the care they provide to patients. To date, more than 750 oncology practices have registered for QOPI, both in the United States and abroad. 

The QOPI® Certification Program, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASCO that began in 2010, recognizes the delivery of high-quality care to patients in outpatient hematology/oncology practices. The QOPI Certification Standards serve as the framework for the program and as a guide to the best practices in oncology care. Individual practices are eligible to receive QOPI certification based on their compliance with QOPI standards as assessed during an on-site survey.

The QOPI quality standards address practice performance in several key areas, including:

  • Creating a safe environment: staffing, competencies, and general policy
  • Treatment planning, patient consent, and education
  • Ordering, preparing, dispensing, and administering chemotherapy
  • Monitoring after chemotherapy is given, including adherence, toxicity, and complications.

More than 300 practices worldwide have current QOPI certification.

ASCO is dedicated to innovative quality improvement programs, such as QOPI and QOPI certification, to foster the delivery of high-quality patient care around the world. For more information, please visit practice.asco.org/quality-improvement/quality-programs

© 2020. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.


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