NCCN Quality Improvement in Breast Cancer: Practicing What We Preach™

Ann Arbor, MI US
October 2, 2013

Quality in oncology healthcare is a moving target for stakeholders (patients, healthcare providers, and payers) in systematically identifying, planning, and executing approaches to improving quality. Through an educational grant-funded 3-year Quality Improvement (QI) project, 11 NCCN Member Institutions were able to participate in the NCCN Quality Improvement in Breast Cancer Program. Goals of this program include developing and implementing evidence-based quality improvement initiatives that leverage real practice data from NCCN Member Institutions. The participating institutions identified educational opportunities, designed institution-specific action plans for improvement, and evaluated the impact of educational interventions on changes in practice and outcomes.

The culmination of the NCCN Quality Improvement in Breast Cancer initiative is this Educational Summit whereby each of the participating centers will present their institutional projects in an open forum. The intended audience includes oncology healthcare professionals, hospital administrators, Quality Improvement professionals, and payers. The NCCN Member Institutions presenting include the following: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Duke Cancer Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute at the Ohio State University, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Findings from this live meeting will appear as an accredited text supplement published in the JNCCN–Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, hematologists, oncology nurses, pharmacists, hospital administrators, quality improvement managers, and other health care and health services professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the process of utilizing practice data to identify and reconcile non-concordant and untimely care
  • Discuss the importance of quality improvement initiatives in the context of healthcare reform
  • Consider a variety of methods for implementing change in quality improvement at the institutional and individual level
  • Identify institutional resources to obtain data for use in detecting opportunities for improvement
  • Consider institutional stakeholders and identify ways to cultivate quality improvement champions
Additional information

This activity is supported by educational grants from Pfizer.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 Participation
  • 6.00 Nurse
  • 6.00 Pharmacist
  • 6.00 Physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/02/2013 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/02/2013 - 4:06pm EDT
University of Michigan
100 Washtenaw Ave
Palmer Commons - Forum Hall (4th Floor)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218
United States

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Nursing and pharmacy (ACPE) credits are also provided. View complete accreditation details.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 Participation
  • 6.00 Nurse
  • 6.00 Pharmacist
  • 6.00 Physician


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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing