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Name of Collaboratory :

 

Cancer Quality of Care Measures Project

 
 

URL :

  http://outcomes.cancer.gov/areas/qoc/canqual/  
 

Collaboratory Status :

 
In Development   Start Date : 2002 End Date : 2007 Info Last Updated : Wed, Dec 8 2010 3:01pm PST
 
 

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Distributed Research Center  
 

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

  Product Development  
 

Domain(s) :

  NON-S&E >Health and Medical Sciences >Health Sciences, Other  
 

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :

 

NCI has made improving the quality of cancer care a major priority. An important element of this priority area is identifying, developing, applying, and evaluating quality of care measures. The centerpiece of the effort to identify a core set of quality measures, and recommendations for further measures development, is the Cancer Quality of Care Measures Project. Such measures can be used for a range of purposes, such as monitoring the quality of cancer care in defined populations, evaluating the performance of health plans and providers, and guiding quality improvement activities. The projects overall aim was to strengthen the scientific basis for public and private sector decision-making in the areas of cancer care delivery, purchasing and insurance coverage, regulation and standards setting, and the conduct of future research on improving cancer care delivery.

In this project, NCI is collaborating with other Federal agencies, a number of private sector organizations, and the non-profit National Quality Forum (NQF)External Web Site Policy to identify evidence-based quality measures for diagnosing and treating certain major types of cancer, as well as "cross-cutting" measures that apply to multiple cancer sites (e.g., measures for screening or palliative care).

The project launched Phase I in 2002 and completed Phase II in the fall of 2007. The final report from the project is currently under review, and NCI is working with AHRQ and the NQF on a series of follow-up activities.

 
 

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
 
 
 

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Organizations with Funded Participants:
 
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
NCI, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined together to help design and provide financial support for the project. These agencies serve as liaison (non-voting) members of the Steering Committee.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NCI, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined together to help design and provide financial support for the project. These agencies serve as liaison (non-voting) members of the Steering Committee.
United States Department of Health and Human Services
   National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined together to help design and provide financial support for the project. These agencies serve as liaison (non-voting) members of the Steering Committee.
   Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
NCI, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined together to help design and provide financial support for the project. These agencies serve as liaison (non-voting) members of the Steering Committee.
National Quality Forum (NQF)
NQF manages the project, coordinates the adoption of the consensus standards that emerge from the project, and supports public reporting of information derived from the use of these measures.
 
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In addition to the federal partners and NQF, they also have a steering committee, three technical panels, and a data and methods panel. National Comprehensive Cancer Network collaboratory is also part of the steering committee.

   
     
 
 

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