Quality in the Cancer Care Network
Quality - Beyond the Benchmark
Quality at the Cancer Care Network is multi-disciplinary and goes beyond collecting measurements of daily performance. The Cancer Care Network supports affiliate sites in developing quality goals that surpass benchmarks and make a difference for patients, family members and staff.
In 2016, the network began to track key metrics across all sites on a quality improvement dashboard. Measures include: smoking cessation, clinical trials accrual, and nursing education.
Oncology Quality Metrics
Quality is an ever-increasing component of health care delivery today as healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. The CCN and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center staff can provide guidance and education on oncology guidelines, standards and metrics. Such examples include:
- ACoS CoC standards
- Cancer prevention/screening activities
- Low dose CT scans for lung cancer screening
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines: diagnosis, treatment, and supportive
- ONS patient outcome and chemotherapy/biotherapy administration standards
- Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)
- Quality audits (based on affiliation model)
- Smoking cessation initiatives