The Consortium of Comprehensive Cancer Centers for Quality Improvement (C4QI) was begun in 1997, in part, as a response to The Joint Commission (TJC) mandate to benchmark quality data.
Administrators from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dana Farber Cancer Center and Fred Hutchinson – Seattle Care Cancer Alliance drafted an RFP to select a vendor for the JC ORYX non-core measure initiative.
Thus laying the groundwork for comparing outcomes of care and processes with one another.
From this beginning, the group has grown to currently include representation from eleven (11) exempt cancer centers and seven (7) non-exempt centers to provide valuable learning and sharing opportunities.
Monthly conference calls are hosted by the Chair and Vice Chair. The C4QI membership meets semi-annually at rotating member organizations. The C4QI Membership SharePoint website allows us to communicate quickly and effectively and to announce the posting of queries that is monitored in a secured, password-protected environment. We are dedicated to providing leadership and information to our individual organizations as we strive to reach our unique quality improvement goals and to supporting the quality related goals of the collective as well.
PressGaney Patient Satisfaction Measurement: Oncology-specific outpatient survey results
C4QI Database Initiative with Vizient: Transparent measure reporting starting with CMS required 19 measures for future public reporting.
Readmissions Project: To create readmission metrics applicable to oncology specific centers in anticipation of future CMS requirements
Patient Experience Project: Sharing and development of patient experience tools to provide best practices to create/bolster improvement projects
Participating organizations are NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, members of the National Cancer Center Network, or has a federally granted prospective payment system exempt status in oncology. All centers are not-for-profit organizations.More