The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program (QOPI) has recognized Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill’s Oncology Center for its commitment to excellence and quality of care for oncology patients with its three-year certification for outpatient hematology/oncology practices and requires ongoing participation in the QOPI program throughout the three-year term. Jill Moormeier, M.D., M.P.H., associate dean of Graduate Medical Education, is the program director for the UMKC Hematology/Oncology Fellowship and TMC Hematology/Oncology section chief. All of the physicians in the practice are UMKC faculty or fellows.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s QOPI is an oncologist-led, practice-based quality improvement program, which began in 2006. Launched in 2010, the QOPI Certification Program (QCP) awards practices the meet rigorous safety measures established by the ASCO and Oncology Nursing Society with a certification.
Eligible candidates for the certification agree to an evaluation of their practice and documentation standards. Along with their application, they provide data that include documentation of care, chemotherapy planning, administration and treatment summary, pain assessment and control, smoking cessation, and psychosocial support.