Committee on Quality Outcomes

 
 

Steering Committee

Navneet Majhail, MD, MS, Co-Chair
Mark Juckett, MD, Co-Chair

Peggy L. Appel, MHA
Javier Bolanos-Meade, MD
Sarah Cooley, MD – ex-offico
Sara Close, PA-C
Helen E. Heslop, MD
Madan Jagasia, MD
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Leslie Parran, RN
Michael Pulsipher, MD
J. Douglas Rizzo, MD, MS
Mohammad Sorror, MD
Kimberly E. Thormann, APN

               

Sub-Committee on Informatics  (Sub-Committee Mission and Objectives)

The Committee is charged with the development of innovative methods for measuring and reporting transplant center-specific quality based on outcomes of care.

Current Goals

  • Monitor and conform to federal and insurer outcomes monitoring mandates.

  • Serve as an intermediary between transplant centers and CIBMTR to refine quality data submission and reporting.

  • Collaborate with CIBMTR to evaluate and update quality outcome metrics.

  • Initiate evaluation and testing of patient-reported quality of life measurement tools.

  • Collaborate with the National Quality Forum To endorse transplant outcome measures.

  • Collaborate with FACT Clinical Quality Committee to develop strategies to combine process and structural quality measures with quality outcome measures to develop an over-arching quality evaluation strategy.

Ongoing Initiatives

  • Develop strategies to assist underperforming centers to select structural and process improvements most likely to improve quality outcomes (FACT collaboration).

  • Discuss with insurers how their quality data requests could be optimized and made more uniform.

  • Define quality domains for ASBMT and FACT to avoid duplication of effort and strategic conflict.

  • Consider developing a joint FACT/ASBMT Quality Committee

Join the Committee

The Committee on Quality Outcomes is open to any ASBMT member. Please email maureenknight@asbmt.org with your request to join.