Fox Chase Cancer Center has been recognized under ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) by the QOPI Certification Program LLC as successfully completing a 3-year certification for oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality and safety in cancer care.
“Fox Chase is honored to be recognized for our achievements in patient care. This certification shows the impressive work of our faculty and staff and their dedication to ensuring our patients’ health and safety,” said Fox Chase President and Chief Executive Officer Richard I. Fisher, MD.
Richard I. Fisher, MD
Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO
“ASCO’s QOPI certification is voluntary, so a practice that undertakes this process is demonstrating its commitment to providing patients with high-quality care,” said ASCO President Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, FACP, FASCO. “A practice that achieves certification has evaluated its processes, benchmarked its performance against other top-performing practices, and can be confident in its dedication to quality and safety excellence, as well as continuous quality improvement.”
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 care they provide to patients. Through QOPI, practices abstract data from patients’ records up to twice per year and enter this information into a secure database. More than 750 oncology practices have registered for QOPI and contribute data to the quality registry.
The QOPI Certification Program was launched in January 2010; nearly 300 practices are currently certified. This certification for outpatient oncology practices is the first program of its kind for oncology in the United States. In 2016, the program was expanded internationally.
The QOPI program, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ASCO, builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI). For more information, please visit https://practice.asco.org/quality-improvement/quality-programs.