Fall 2014 QOPI Data Abstraction Resources Available
The Fall 2014 QOPI data abstraction round is currently on hold. ASCO is committed to offering a fall reporting round. They are exploring all avenues available to do so and will provide an update this week.
Click here to access the Fall 2014 QOPI Data Abstraction Resources
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
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.
Tobacco Cessation Project: Apply Now!
UPDATE: The Michigan Tobacco Quitline has renewed the free program for cancer patients in Michigan through August 2015! 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.
Click here for more information about the Tobacco Cessation Project
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.
Click here for more information about the Oral Oncolytics Collaborative
50 participants attended the Oral Anticancer Therapy Symposium
Spring 2014 Palliative Care Dashboards Now Available
If you submitted data to the QOPI Spring 2014 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 Laura Petersen and we will be happy to provide one for you.