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90 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award
The CoC of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 90 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the United States.
Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The award is granted to facilities that demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program activity: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.
Enrollment in the voluntary Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) will be opened to all CoC-accredited cancer programs in the spring of 2011. To learn more about RQRS, attend the Webinar: Move to the Fast Track: Getting Your Cancer Program Ready for the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS). This one-hour Webinar, available On-Demand on April 19, will review how to enroll in this voluntary program, how to submit and update information on RQRS cases, best practices gathered from alpha and beta test participants on maintaining concurrent abstraction for RQRS cases, and the benefits and challenges to active participation in this novel system. This Webinar will benefit cancer programs which are considering enrolling or have recently enrolled in RQRS.