Fall 2015 QOPI Data Abstraction Resources Now Available
The Fall 2015 QOPI data abstraction round is scheduled to begin on October 6, 2015 and conclude on December 1, 2015. MOQC hosted a webinar to review data collection and payment on September 22, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm.
Tobacco Cessation and Survivorship Webinar on October 14, 2015
Cancer survivors have unique needs. As part of our Tobacco Cessation Collaborative, MOQC has developed tobacco cessation resources designed for cancer survivors. We will host a webinar to review new resources on October 14, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm.
MOQC Patient Reported Outcomes Survey
The MOQC Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) survey closed on September 15, 2015. We want to thank the following sites for their participation:
- Charach Cancer Treatment Center
- Dickinson Hematology Oncology
- McLaren Cancer Institute - Macomb
- McLaren Cancer Institute - Oakland
- McLaren Greater Lansing/MMP Hematology Oncology
- Sparrow Cancer Center
- UP Health System - Portage Oncology
We will share results with participating practices on November 11, 2015.
European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium - October 28-30, 2015
Karen Farris, PhD and Teresa Salgado, PhD will present at the 44th annual European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium in Lisbon, Portugal. They will present 2 workshops to pharmacists across Europe highlighting MOQC's work in oral oncolytics, pharmacist engagement, and clinical resources and process resources for quality improvement.
Spring 2015 Palliative Care Dashboards Now Available
If you submitted data to the QOPI Spring 2015 round, you should be receiving your personalized Palliative Care Dashboard from MOQC via email. 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.
Tobacco Cessation Collaborative: Apply Now!
UPDATE: The Michigan Tobacco Quitline has renewed the free program for cancer patients in Michigan through August 2016! The program includes free coaching services and free 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. Over 30 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 - Adherence Workshop on December 5, 2014!
MOQC’s third collaborative session focusing on improving care for patients on oral oncolytics drew over 50 pharmacists, physicians, and nurses from around the state. In addition to a patient panel where participants heard firsthand about the challenges of taking oral onolytics, participants learned about self management and medication adherence strategies for this vulnerable population.
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50 participants attended the Oral Oncolytics Adherence Workshop on December 5, 2014
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.
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Participants at the Advance Care Planning Collaborative Meeting #3 on September 12, 2014