First International Practice to Achieve QOPI® Certification is Re-Certified for Another Three Years

July 25, 2019
oncologist and staff member talk in office

The first practice outside of the U.S. to achieve Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification is now the first to be re-certified. Contemporary Oncology Team of Athens, Greece, was initially awarded QOPI Certification in June 2016 and was recently re-Certified for an additional three years.

The QOPI® Certification Program, LLC, which began in 2010, offers specialty certification to outpatient oncology practices demonstrating commitment to quality. Each practice completes a comprehensive, voluntary assessment of its site against specified standards that are consistent with U.S. guidelines. Those practices that earn QOPI® Certification designation have scored well on key QOPI® quality measures and have met chemotherapy safety standards established by ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society in areas that include:

  • Treatment planning
  • Staff training and education
  • Chemotherapy orders and drug preparation
  • Patient consent and education
  • Safe chemotherapy administration
  • Monitoring and assessment of patient well-being.

Currently, nearly 300 practices are actively QOPI® Certified. Of these, 13 are outside of the U.S.:

  • Acreditar Oncology – Brasilia, Brazil

  • Americas Oncologia – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Clinica AMO – Salvador, Brazil

  • Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Santiago – Santiago, Spain

  • Contemporary Oncology Team – Athens, Greece

  • Hospital Paulistano – São Paolo, Brazil

  • Hospital Universitario Central De Asturias - Medical Oncology Service – Oviedo, Spain

  • Instituto de Oncologia do Vale (IOV) – São Paulo, Brazil

  • Medisprof Cancer Center – Cluj, Romania

  • MNGHA-Cancer Center – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Servicio de Oncología Medica - Hospital Universitario General de Valencia – Valencia, Spain

  • Servicio de Oncología Medica - Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal – Madrid, Spain

  • Servicio de Oncología Medica - Instituto Valenciano de Oncología – Valencia, Spain

View the names and locations of all QOPI® Certified practices worldwide.

Learn about the steps to becoming QOPI Certified.