What Are Quality Initiatives?
Oncology practices across the country are recognizing the importance of developing and continually improving quality care.1,2 Quality Initiatives are an essential component for maintaining accreditation from organizations such as URAC®,* ACHC, ASCO, and The Joint Commission.
Patients with MPNs are a population that may benefit from disease-specific quality programs. MPN Quality Initiatives are focused on the goal of helping to improve patient care. A successful Quality Initiative begins with proper planning through gathering the data about your target patient population and partnering with the other members of the practice team for implementation. Tracking the progress of the Quality Initiative can demonstrate areas for improvement, as well as identify success stories to share.
*Prior to 1996, URAC® was known as Utilization Review Accreditation Commission.
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Quality Initiatives in Practice
These are practices that have successfully implemented Quality Initiatives in MPNs. They've identified opportunities and taken definitive steps to improve the delivery of care for patients.
Cancer & Blood Specialists of Louisville
Pontchartrain Cancer Center
Healthcare professionals from the Pontchartrain Cancer Center in Southeast Louisiana explain how their practice implemented a Quality Initiative for patients with PV. This includes how they identified opportunities for improvement, created a workflow, and the modifications they made to their protocols as a result of the initiative.
PV Quality Initiative in Action Edutorial
Even small workflow refinements can provide value for PV patients. See the steps the Pontchartrain Cancer Center took to implement their Quality Initiative and the real world impact it had.Download PDF