The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital is a collaboration between The Blood and Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia (BMTGA) and Northside Hospital.

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BMTGA Participates in the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), an Affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

With the increasing knowledge base of patients and families, the demand to be accountable, while providing the highest standards of cancer care, has motivated BMTGA to participate in QOPI.

Q. What is QOPI?

A. QOPI is a voluntary, self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006 to help hematology and oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients.


Q. What does QOPI Measure?

A. QOPI analyzes the individual practice data, focused on process and structure, not outcome, and compares this to evidence-based guidelines and consensus-based quality measures.


Q. How is the information collected?

A. Practices abstract data from patientsí records, up to twice per year, and enter this information into a secure database. All patient information remains confidential.


Q. How are the results reported?

A. The results of the quality measured information, is provided in reports, to the participating practice.


Q. What does the participating practice do with the information reported?

A. The participating practice has the ability to compare their performance, through the data collected, to other participating practices across the country.


Q. What does QOPI do for me?

A. Based upon this feedback, healthcare providers and practices can identify areas for improvement.

BMTGA is the first hematopoietic blood and marrow transplant center to participate in this rigorous quality assessment. Through itsí participation in QOPI, BMTGA continues to demonstrate commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement in the field of Hematological Malignancies.