Assuring oncology practice quality for patients
The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) is a voluntary self-assessment and improvement program launched by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2006 to help hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care the practices provide to patients. Through the QOPI program, practices abstract data from patients’ records up to twice per year and enter this information into a secure database. QOPI conducts and on-site survey to verify quality standards are met every 3 years. More than 900 oncology practices have registered for the QOPI program. The Genesis Cancer Care Center is a certified QOPI program, ensuring our patients receive the highest level of quality care.
Evidence-based quality measures
QOPI-certified practices demonstrate a commitment to more than 190 evidence-based quality measures involving patient safety, education of staff and patients, standards of care, chemotherapy preparation and delivery, management of side effects, and follow-up of patients.
Quality improvement initiatives lead to better care
To be a QOPI-certified practice, the Genesis Cancer Care Center is required to have policies and procedures in place to meet all standards. We use performance data to identify, develop and implement quality improvement initiatives leading to better care and better outcomes for our patients. Practice and patient case data must be submitted twice a year for review. On-site surveys are conducted every three years.
Taking the extra steps for our patients
By becoming QOPI-certified, the Genesis Cancer Care Center took an additional step towards providing the best in oncology care for our patients and community. While the Commission on Cancer accreditation looks at the overall program, QOPI looks at specific measures of quality oncology practice.