Committee on Quality Outcomes

 

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  Steering Committee

Roy B. Jones, MD, PhD, Chair  rbjones@mdanderson.org

Navneet Majhail, MD, MS, 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
Mark Juckett, 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.