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Rapid Uptake: Adopting the Rapid Quality Reporting System
The Commission on Cancer (CoC)’s Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) is the newest clinical quality reporting tool available to accredited programs. RQRS provides high quality data and feedback in real clinical time to enhance patient care. In less than five months, over 260 accredited programs have chosen to adopt this new innovative system to improve the coordination and quality of care provided by their cancer program. These programs are able to use information from RQRS to:
Monitor Year-to-Date performance rates;
Use RQRS “Case Alerts” to review the treatment status of specific patients;
Determine areas for quality improvement by assessing differences in adherence to quality metrics by patient demographics;
Compare annual and quarterly performance rates to other programs
Present current quality data in cancer committee meetings
Use the “Treatment Summary” feature to allow patient navigators to document care provided and coordinate anticipated care for patients
All of these benefits are available to your CoC-accredited cancer program too! Participation in RQRS is free, voluntary and concurrent abstracting is NOT required. The system was developed to work within the current abstracting timeliness of participating programs. Programs are encouraged to begin participating in RQRS with current abstracting timeliness and set goals to move towards concurrent abstracting while familiarizing themselves with the benefits and features of RQRS. Currently 25 percent of RQRS participating programs are submitting cases to the system within three months of diagnosis.
Still have questions about RQRS? It's not too late to attend the RQRS workshop on March 7, 2012 in Chicago, IL. The half day workshop will include presentations by CoC staff, as well as three beta test participants, providing real life examples of how their programs have successfully adopted RQRS.
For more information and to register for the RQRS workshop, click here.
For more information on the RQRS system, visit the RQRS webpage.
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