QOPI® Certification: RCCA-CJD is Recognized for Providing Outstanding Cancer Care.

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In cancer care, quality is essential. But what is “quality cancer care”? More specifically, how does your cancer-care team measure up against the national standards?

At RCCA’s Central Jersey Division, we are certified through the QOPI® Certification Program, LLC (QCP®), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program is a program that evaluates cancer care practices on a variety of quality metrics and promotes excellence in cancer care. And RCCA-CJD measures up.

One of five NJ cancer practices with ASCO’s quality certification.

To achieve QCP® Certfication, RCCA-CJD participated in the QOPI program, a voluntary self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006. RCCA-CJD then applied for QOPI Certification and went on to meet or exceed a benchmark score on metrics that compared RCCA-CJD’s quality of care against the national standards. In New Jersey, RCCA’s Central Jersey Division is one of only five practices to have achieved ASCO’s QOPI Certification.

“It’s a great honor to receive this certification,” said Dr. Bruno Fang, managing partner for Regional Cancer Care Associates’ Central Jersey Division. “We believe excellence is an ongoing commitment… and an obligation for any oncology practice. Our goal is to always provide the highest-quality care to the Central Jersey community, and in all the ways that matter. QOPI Certification was an objective that helped us be better, and it will continue to challenge us to improve, evolve and offer excellent care,” added Dr. Fang.

QCP: Helping improve the quality of cancer care.

In 2010, ASCO launched the QOPI Certification Program as a means of finding out whether medical oncology (and hematology/oncology) practices truly demonstrate a commitment to excellence. Both QOPI and QCP are dedicated to quality improvement through innovative programs that help practices create a culture self-examination and continuous improvement. QOPI also provides practices with the standards and metrics as well as the means of reliably collecting data about their own quality.

You can learn more about QOPI and QCP by visiting http://www.instituteforquality.org/qopi-qcp. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with one of the caring, committed oncology specialists at RCCA-Central Jersey Division, call 888-824-8312 to schedule an appointment. Or, if you prefer, you can request an appointment using our easy online form.