ASCO Quality Training Program Participant Featured on Good Morning America

October 26, 2016

On October 26, the work of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care (RLCCC) was highlighted on ABC’s Good Morning America. RLCCC is a recipient of ASCO’s Quality Improvement Grant and a member of the 2016-17 Quality Training Program class.

RLCCC was one of four recipients of the Quality Improvement Grant selected for its commitment to caring for underserved populations, as well as its willingness and commitment to engage in quality improvement. ASCO’s Quality Training Program and Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) will serve as the foundation for quality improvement and support. Participation is supported by the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) through the Stavros Niarchos Foundation grant.

As part of the grant, practices receive an on-site assessment, assistance in identifying achievable improvements, targeted toolkits, and hands-on quality improvement training. They each partner with a mentor practice that assists with specific areas of quality improvement. Outcomes of the project will be reported at the ASCO Annual Meeting, the Quality Care Symposium and in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

ASCO’s Quality Training Program is a structured initiative based in improvement science. This six-month structured education and training program is based on improvement science, focusing on process analysis, rapid cycle improvement, quantitative and qualitative methods, and creating and managing effective teams.

RLCCC was recently highlighted in a Q&A with its CEO and Medical Director Gina M. Villani, MD, MPH, on CCF’s website. Read the full article.

View the Good Morning America Segment