2016 Quality Training Program Improvement Projects


Project Title: Creation of a Cross Functional Care Team to Develop Individualized Care Plans in High Utilizer Oncology Patients

Institution: Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Project Title: Improvement of Treatment Toxicity Grading According to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE)

Institution: Contemporary Oncology Team


Project Title: Oral Anticancer Medication Adherence

Institution: Grady Health System


Project Title: Improving Plan of Care Documentation in Pain Management

Institution: JPS Health Network Center for Cancer Care


Project Title: Improving Oral Chemotherapy Documentation in the Breast Medical Oncology Outpatient Practice

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Project Title: Increasing on Time Treatment Time Delivery In Radiation Medicine

Institution: Oregon Health and Science University


Project Title: Improving New Patient Access by Decreasing Missed Appointments to First Visit

Institution: Parkland Hospital and Health Systems


Project Title: Decreasing the Risk of Financial Toxicity in an Ambulatory Oncology Practice

Institution: NorthShore University HealthSystem, Kellogg Cancer Center


Project Title: Incorporating Emotional Distress Tool for Cancer Treatment Patients 

Institution: Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care (RLCCC)


Project Title: Reducing Emergency Room Visits in Patients Receiving IV Chemotherapy Using Care Coordination

Institution: Tennessee Oncology


Project Title: A Multidisciplinary Effort to Decrease Time from Admission to Chemotherapy on an Inpatient Oncology Unit

Institution: University of Virginia Health System-  Louise Man, MD


Project Title: Reduction of Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Undergoing Induction or Re-induction Chemotherapy

Institution: University of Virginia Health System- Mohammed A Naeem, MD, PhD


Project Title: Wilmot Cancer Institute Ambulatory Treatment Handoff Project

Institution: Wilmot Cancer Institute


2015 Quality Training Program Improvement Projects


Project Title: Improving Oral Chemotherapy Fulfillment Processes and Implementation of a Pharmacist-Managed Oral Chemotherapy Follow-Up Program

Institution: Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional


Project Title: Intervention to Improve Safe, Effective And Timely Oral Chemotherapy Administration

Institution: Duke Cancer Network


Project Title: Providing Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plan to Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Beyond Their Initial Therapy in a smaller community-based practice set-up

Institution: The Jones Cancer Clinic


Project Title: Reduction of Oncology Patients Visits to The Emergency Room

Institution: Memorial Cancer Institute


Project Title: Redesign the Triage Workflow to Align With the RN Role by Redirecting Non-Triage Calls

Institution: New Mexico Cancer Care/CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Cancer Center


Project TitleImproving the Consenting and Education Process for Patients Starting on Oral Oncology Medications       

Institution: Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center                 


Project Title:Integrated Post-Surgical Colon Cancer Care Planning   

Institution: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Project Title: Reducing the Percent of ICU Deaths of Patients With Advanced Cancer at Stanford Health Care

Institution: Stanford Cancer Center


Project Title: Utilizing a Case Management System to Reduce the Response Time for Symptom Management Calls

Institution: Tennessee Oncology


Project Title: Incorporating Distress Screening Tool in an Oncology Office Setting

Institution: University Oncology


Project Title: Treatment of Febrile Neutropenia at the University of Virginia

Institution: University of Virginia, Emily Couric Cancer Center


Project Title: Reduction of Time from Admission to Initiation of Chemotherapy on Inpatient Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Services

Institution: University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center


2013-2014 Quality Training Program Improvement Projects


Project Title: Improving Adherence With Oral Antiemetic Agents in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Institution: Center for Breast Health


Project Title: Total Lab Times

Institution: Clearview Cancer Institute


Project Title: Improving the use of Pegfilgrastim in Lung Cancer Patients at the Taussig Cancer Institute of the Cleveland Clinic

Institution: Cleveland Clinic


Project Title: Improve Optimal Treatment in Head & Neck Cancer Patients

Institution: Feist-Weiller Cancer Center


Project Title: Improving Documentation of Pain Management at MedStar Washington Cancer Institute

Institution: MedStar Washington Cancer Institute 


Project Title: MD Epic Documentation for Colon Cancer

Institution: Palo Alto Medical Foundation


Project Title: Outpatient Oncology Office Telephone System Improvement Project

Institution: Regional Cancer Care Associates: Central Jersey Division


Project Title: Emotional Distress Assessment and Management Initiative

Institution: Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven 


Project Title: Patient Centered Cancer Care Assess & Reduce Preventable Emergency Department Visits 

Institution: The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Rhode Island Hospital 


Project Title: Improving Advanced Directive Discussion and Documentation in Thoracic Oncology Patients

Institution: The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at  New York University Langone 


Project Title: Improving Documentation for Oral Chemotherapy at Trillium Health Partners

Institution: Trillium Health Partners


Project Title: Improving Advance Care Planning and Documentation for UICC Patients 

Institution: University of Illinois Cancer Center (UICC)


Project Title: Improving Phone Triage System for Oncology Outpatients

Institution: University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center


Project Title: Implementation of a Written Chemotherapy Consent from Zero to Compliant in 6 Months

Institution: West Virginia University & Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center  


Project Title: Oral Capecitabine Documentation in the Electronic Medical Record Flow sheet

Institution: Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute