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Evidence-Based Practice

Achieving Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Through Quality Improvement

Lori Johnson
CJON 2013, 17(2), 123-125 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.123-125

The public and healthcare payers are increasingly looking to specialty designations and certifications to determine the quality of cancer centers. The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program is one way for cancer centers to demonstrate commitment to high-quality patient care. Achieving QOPI certification for the author's cancer center was driven by a nurse-led quality improvement initiative. The result was an official designation that reflects the mission, vision, and philosophy of the organization.

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