Recorded Presentations from NCCN Quality Improvement in Breast Cancer: Practicing What We Preach™ - Module 3
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 was an Educational Summit whereby each of the participating centers presented their institutional projects in an open forum. The NCCN Member Institutions presenting during this module are University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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.
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
Tara M. Breslin, MD, MS*
Clinical Director, Breast Care Program
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Inga T. Lennes, MD, MPH
Director of Clinical Quality
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Jatinder Singh, MS
Senior Quality Analyst
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Ronald S. Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, MS
Associate Vice President of Medical Operations and Informatics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
*Presenting for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Breslin was the lead on the OFI project during her tenure at the University of Michigan.
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