Save the Date! MOQC & Pathways Biannual Meeting: 06/26/14
The MOQC & Pathways Biannual Meeting will take place Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:30am - 4:30pm at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, MI.
Target Audience: Physicians, Administrators, Nurses, Office Managers, Quality Specialists
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MOQC/MCC Tobacco Cessation Patient Education Video
MOQC and MCC have collaborated to develop a video to educate cancer patients on why it matters for them to quit using tobacco and to inform them of resources available to help them quit, including the Michigan Tobacco Quitline which offers free coaching services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy for cancer patients. We would like to extend a special thank you to Lacks Cancer Center and Dr. Bruce Shabahang for participating in this video project!
Advance Care Planning Collaborative: Apply Now!
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a dynamic process that includes a range of elements that may vary depending on individual patient and family needs. At a minimum, ACP includes: clarifying patients’ understanding of their illness and treatment options; understanding patients’ values, beliefs, and goals of care; identifying patients’ wishes; and identifying a substitute decision maker.
MOQC is sponsoring a learning collaborative to:
1) Assist the oncologist and the care team in engaging the patient in a discussion of
goals, preferences, and priorities for care
2) Achieve measurable improvements in advance care planning through the development
and implementation of common evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
3) Recommend resources and interventions to address advance care planning
Click here for more information about the Advance Care Planning Collaborative
Tobacco Cessation Project: Apply Now!
UPDATE: The Michigan Tobacco Quitline has renewed the free program for cancer patients in Michigan through September 2014! The program includes coaching services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
MOQC in partnership with Michigan Cancer Consortium is sponsoring an initiative to change clinical culture and practice patterns to ensure that every patient being treated for cancer who uses tobacco is identified, advised to quit, and offered scientifically sound treatments. 19 sites are currently participating, and we are now seeking additional participants. A two hour training session is all that is required for your site to get started.
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Teams sharing best practices at the Tobacco Cessation Collaborative Meeting #3
Oral Oncolytics Collaborative
MOQC is sponsoring a learning collaborative to improve safety and care coordination of patients taking oral chemotherapeutic agents by implementing standard workflows and tools including: drug-specific patient education and self-assessment tools, documentation and monitoring templates, and communication of the patient’s status to the PCP.
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50 participants attended the Oral Anticancer Therapy Symposium on September 13th
Fall 2013 Palliative Care Dashboards Now Available
If you submitted data to the QOPI Fall 2013 round, you should be receiving your personalized Palliative Care Dashboard from MOQC via mail. Please watch this short tutorial to learn how to use your dashboard. If you did not receive a dashboard at your practice, please contact Katie Abstoss and we will be happy to provide one for you.
Fertility Preservation Resources
MOQC has put together a folder of national resources on fertility preservation for both patients and providers. The patient resources focus on the types of cancer treatment that reduce a patient’s fertility, ways to preserve fertility prior to treatment, and questions for men and women to ask their oncologist. The provider resources include the ASCO recommendations for fertility preservation options and discussions, two links to ASCO University videos, male and female fertility preservation options, a list of national resources, and a MOQC roadmap for implementation of the discussions into practice.
Click here to access the Fertility Preservation Resources
Extravasation Management Tools
Although extravasations are rare, when they do occur they require timely, well-coordinated, high-quality care. When working with practices on safety improvements and QOPI Certification®, the Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC), identified practices with an inconsistent or non-documented extravasation management plan. MOQC established a multi-disciplinary, multi-practice group of experts with the objective of developing a process for the efficient management of an extravasation. The group created four customizable tools for extravasation management.
Click here to access the Extravasation Management Tools
QOPI Certification Resources
Click here to access QOPI Certification Webinars, Policy Requirements, and Joint Commission Abbreviations
We created a new forum where you can ask questions, dispense wisdom and share best practices with other MOQC members. Contact Mary Medley-Fields if you are interested in joining.