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Process Improvement

This Process Improvement initiative aims to help cancer programs and practices improve quality and outcomes of care in patients with stage III and IV NSCLC by improving process pathways for integrated, interdisciplinary communication and care coordination.

Six Process Improvement sites will be selected—and are currently under review—to collaborate with ACCC staff, the project’s multidisciplinary Steering Committee, and consultants to select process improvement focus areas based upon quality measures outlined by evidenced-based guidelines/recommendations. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • This opportunity is restricted to ACCC Cancer Program Members. If you have questions about your membership, please contact the ACCC Membership Department.
  • Access to—and utilization of—an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, which is required to extract de-identified data points relevant to the Process Improvement project.
  • Ability to demonstrate a minimum case load of 20 patients with stage III and IV NSCLC, and access to de-identified charts.
  • Evidence of designated staff able to participate in this Process Improvement project, which includes multidisciplinary participation in a live workshop produced by ACCC, ability to develop a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Plan, and to submit data for pre-assessment and post-assessment (one-, three-, and six-month) follow-ups.
  • Approval by administrator or director (cancer program/practice leadership) for designated multidisciplinary team members to participate in all aspects of the Process Improvement project.
  • Identification of point of contact or champion to coordinate efforts between cancer program/practice and ACCC.
  • Availability for point of contact at the site to participate in a pre-planning workshop call and additional calls for the duration of the program. Calls conducted by ACCC staff and data consultants to discuss progress and challenges.
  • Availability for cancer program/practice to host ACCC staff, designated faculty, and consultants for a live one-day workshop to be scheduled between the period of July-October 2019.

The application for Process Improvement sites is now closed. If you are still interested in submitting an application or have questions, please contact Lorna Lucas, Director, ACCC Provider Education.

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This project is made possible by support from AstraZeneca.