All MOQC practices have identified a physician who acts as a Physician Champion and a practice manager who acts as an Administrative Champion. These roles are considered leadership for quality in their practice. Physician Champions and Administrative Champions are also invited to serve as a member of MOQC’s Steering Committee, and/or as advisors to any MOQC Quality Initiative. Practice Champions are physicians or administrators who:
- are active in the quality improvement of cancer patient/caregiver care
- share performance data of their practice and region with their colleagues for discussion and improvement opportunities
- advocate for the inclusion of MOQC improvement projects as part of a quality program
- lead or oversee quality improvement efforts
- ensure practice obtains benefits of improvement effort (e.g. resources, CME)
- attend MOQC meetings and invite members of practice to ensure team-based understanding of performance and approach to improvement
Practice Champions will be requested to engage team members at their practice who are not able to come to MOQC meetings. One way to do this will be to share practice performance data at an internal practice meeting. The objectives are to identify gaps in quality on key process and outcome measures, to recognize measures in which their practice has room for improvement.