ASSESSING MEDICAL ONCOLOGY OFFICE PRACTICES FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: A FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER PARTNERS INITIATIVE

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164726
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
ASSESSING MEDICAL ONCOLOGY OFFICE PRACTICES FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: A FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER PARTNERS INITIATIVE
Author(s):
O'Grady, Margaret; Sein, Elaine; Keeley, Patricia; Miller, Bonnie; Engstrom, Paul; Cohen, Steven
Author Details:
Margaret O'Grady, MSN RN OCN, Director Care Management and Clinical Operations, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Peg.OGrady@fccc.edu; Elaine Sein, RN, BSN, OCN; Patricia Keeley, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, OCN; Bonnie Miller, RN, BSN, OCN; Paul Engstrom, MD, FACP; Steven Cohen, MD
Abstract:
Pay for Performance" becomes a reality, medical oncology practices will need clinical nursing support to help quality monitor and audit for compliance. Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners (FCCCP) is a unique community hospital/academic partnership that jointly monitors quality improvement activities in community private practice medical oncology offices. The FCCCP Clinical Operations Team consisting of Medical Oncologists and Oncology Certified Nurses conduct quality audits in 16 medical oncology offices for six years utilizing National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) derived indicators. The audit process allows for benchmarking against quality indicators/guidelines and provides a roadmap for quality improvement initiatives in the oncology clinical office setting. Reviewing 16 medical oncology practices, concordance with NCCN guidelines is rated for each of 20 charts selected from individual office practices. The FCCCP team and the Partner Medical Oncologists have built site and stage specific indicators for yearly review looking at breast, colon, lung, prostate, esophageal and gastric cancers. Measurement is based on a three-point scale: 1 meets criterion, 2 does not, or 3 is not applicable. This is based on a list of indicators and data dictionary developed yearly by FCCCP Operations staff. A report is generated for the medical oncology practice on areas such as documentation, screening recommendations, new drug utilization and research trends in a particular disease site. Statistics are generated looking at indicators met, number of new cases seen per year, number of disease site cases based on tumor registry information, and clinical trial accrual total and site specific. Education and documentation tools are provided to physicians and oncology office nursing staff to maintain quality and streamline processes. Valuable education and documentation tools are provided to ambulatory care and oncology nurses to maintain quality and streamline processes. Benchmarking against NCCN guidelines and each other, FCCCP private practice medical oncologists have enhanced documentation development and research study information exchange has occurred to better capture information and support the provision of quality care. Utilizing the expertise of oncology nurses and the NCCN guidelines, this quality review process is a model for use in any oncology practice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleASSESSING MEDICAL ONCOLOGY OFFICE PRACTICES FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: A FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER PARTNERS INITIATIVEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Grady, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorSein, Elaineen_US
dc.contributor.authorKeeley, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Bonnieen_US
dc.contributor.authorEngstrom, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Stevenen_US
dc.author.detailsMargaret O'Grady, MSN RN OCN, Director Care Management and Clinical Operations, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Peg.OGrady@fccc.edu; Elaine Sein, RN, BSN, OCN; Patricia Keeley, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, OCN; Bonnie Miller, RN, BSN, OCN; Paul Engstrom, MD, FACP; Steven Cohen, MDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164726-
dc.description.abstractPay for Performance" becomes a reality, medical oncology practices will need clinical nursing support to help quality monitor and audit for compliance. Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners (FCCCP) is a unique community hospital/academic partnership that jointly monitors quality improvement activities in community private practice medical oncology offices. The FCCCP Clinical Operations Team consisting of Medical Oncologists and Oncology Certified Nurses conduct quality audits in 16 medical oncology offices for six years utilizing National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) derived indicators. The audit process allows for benchmarking against quality indicators/guidelines and provides a roadmap for quality improvement initiatives in the oncology clinical office setting. Reviewing 16 medical oncology practices, concordance with NCCN guidelines is rated for each of 20 charts selected from individual office practices. The FCCCP team and the Partner Medical Oncologists have built site and stage specific indicators for yearly review looking at breast, colon, lung, prostate, esophageal and gastric cancers. Measurement is based on a three-point scale: 1 meets criterion, 2 does not, or 3 is not applicable. This is based on a list of indicators and data dictionary developed yearly by FCCCP Operations staff. A report is generated for the medical oncology practice on areas such as documentation, screening recommendations, new drug utilization and research trends in a particular disease site. Statistics are generated looking at indicators met, number of new cases seen per year, number of disease site cases based on tumor registry information, and clinical trial accrual total and site specific. Education and documentation tools are provided to physicians and oncology office nursing staff to maintain quality and streamline processes. Valuable education and documentation tools are provided to ambulatory care and oncology nurses to maintain quality and streamline processes. Benchmarking against NCCN guidelines and each other, FCCCP private practice medical oncologists have enhanced documentation development and research study information exchange has occurred to better capture information and support the provision of quality care. Utilizing the expertise of oncology nurses and the NCCN guidelines, this quality review process is a model for use in any oncology practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:51Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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