At the Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center, we are proud to offer our patients the highest level of cancer fighting technology and care that is among the best in the nation. We continuously stay informed of the latest in cancer treatments and research, and compare our outcomes with other institutions so that we are always evolving and improving our care.
Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) is a voluntary, self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006 to help hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients. QOPI analyzes individual practice data and compares these to more than 100 evidence-based and consensus quality measures. The information is then provided in reports to participating practices. The Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet standards for quality cancer care.
To become certified, practices must meet core standards in all areas of treatment, including:
- Treatment planning
- Staff training and education
- Chemotherapy orders and drug preparation
- Patient consent and education
- Safe chemotherapy administration
- Monitoring and assessment of patient well-being
In spring 2013, the Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center received a QOPI Certification Overall Quality Score of 96.76 from a total of 100 points, and an adjuvant measure score of 100. On average, we scored 6.95 percent higher than the national average.
The Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center is one of only seven sites in Virginia certified by QOPI/ASCO.