Space Coast Cancer Recognized By American Society of Clinical Oncology

By  //  June 17, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Space Coast Cancer Center has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

ASCO is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

Dr. Richard Levine

Dr. Richard Levine

“We’re extremely proud to receive this certification from ASCO and QOPI which underscores our commitment to excellence for our patients,” said Dr. Richard Levine.

Dr. Sandra Swain

Dr. Sandra Swain

“Oncology practices that are committed to quality and safety are those that provide the most optimal cancer care,” said ASCO President Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP.

“ASCO’s quality programs are designed by leaders in the profession and give practices the ability to continuously improve the quality of care they provide. The QOPI Certification Program helps practices determine whether they are providing the best treatment and care possible to their patients, and demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement in the hematology-oncology outpatient practice.”

VOLUNTARY SELF-ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

QOPI is a voluntary, self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006 to help hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients.

“We’re extremely proud to receive this certification from ASCO and QOPI which underscores our commitment to excellence for our patients,” said Dr. Richard Levine.

Through the QOPI program, practices abstract data from patients’ records up to twice per year and enter this information into a secure database. More than 800 oncology practices have registered in the QOPI program.  The QOPI Certification Program (QCP) was launched in January 2010, with more than 150 practices already certified.

This certification for outpatient oncology practices is the first program of its kind for oncology in the United States. Oncologists can achieve certification by demonstrating practice consistent with the highest standards of care.

The QCP seal designates those practices that not only scored high on the key QOPI quality measures, but but meet rigorous safety measures established by ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society.

For information call 855-894-HOPE (4673) or go to SpaceCoastCancer.com


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