Quality Training Program: 2015 Quality Improvement Projects

Dec 07, 2015

The purpose of ASCO's Quality Training Program is to train oncology providers to design, implement, and lead successful quality improvement activities in their practice settings and to train oncologists to assume quality leadership positions and champion quality initiatives. The ASCO Institute for Quality is excited to share the improvement projects from the 2015 Quality Training Program session. The links below open PDFs describing the project conducted by the institution.

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
Improving the Consenting and Education Process for Patients Starting on Oral Oncology Medications

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Integrated Post-Surgical Colon Cancer Care Planning

Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional
Improving Oral Chemotherapy Fulfillment Processes and Implementation of a Pharmacist-Managed Oral Chemotherapy Follow-Up Program

Memorial Cancer Institute
Reduction of Oncology Patient Visits to the Emergency Room

University of Virginia, Emily Couric Cancer Center
Treatment of Febrile Neutropenia at the University of Virginia

New Mexico Cancer Care/CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Cancer Center
Redesign the Triage Workflow to Align with the RN Role by Redirecting Non-Triage Calls

Tennessee Oncology
Utilizing a Case Management System to Reduce the Response Time for Symptom Management Calls

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Reduction of Time from Admission to Initiation of Chemotherapy on Inpatient Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Services

The Jones Cancer Clinic
Providing Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plan to Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Beyond Their Initial Therapy in a Smaller Community-Based Practice Set-Up

University Oncology
Incorporating Distress Screening Tool in an Oncology Office Setting

Stanford Cancer Center
Reducing the Percent of ICU Deaths of Patients with Advanced Cancer at Stanford Health Care

Duke Cancer Network
Intervention to Improve Safe, Effective and Timely Oral Chemotherapy Administration (coming soon)



Joseph Kim, MD, MPH, MBA

Dec, 09 2015 10:41 AM

Nice to see several projects focused around oral oncolytic agents. This is certainly an area where there are growing opportunities for improvement in the oncology community.


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