Tag Archive for ‘patient-centered care’
Dr. Hoyt describes the recently updated Surgeon Specific Registry, which will help surgeons more easily comply with regulatory mandates and ultimately will be a key element of a fully integrated platform for ACS clinical databases.
Collaborative quality improvement program, as exemplified by the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Collaborative Quality Initiatives program, and the Michigan Value Collaborative are the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.
The 10th annual ACS NSQIP National Conference in July 2015 focused on patient-centered care and the reliability and accuracy of the program’s data as drivers of surgical quality improvement in hospitals.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded three research funding contracts to the ACS Cancer Research Program of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology with the goal of developing a more patient-centered and individualized approach to post-treatment surveillance of colorectal, breast, and lung cancers.
Today, patients have a voice through publicly reported surveys and unregulated social media (Facebook, Twitter, HealthGrades.com, and others), which allow users to compare and evaluate surgeons in a Web-based setting. In the near future, patient feedback may be used as a measure of health care quality, which will affect physician reimbursement and quite possibly the sustainability and viability of surgical practices. However, scorn and resistance to patient feedback systems are strong and many physicians believe that the process is flawed.
The ACS NSQIP Quality In-Training Initiative: Educating residents to ensure the future of optimal surgical care
This article describes the ACS NSQIP® Quality In-Training Initiative and its three objectives: adaptation of ACS NSQIP data for use in graduate surgical education, development of a national quality improvement curriculum, and the creation of a culture in surgical education that emphasizes quality conscientiousness.
Approximately 200 individuals attended a general session focused on advances in care for surgical oncology patients during the Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) annual meeting May 16–17, at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL.