The overarching goals of this multi-site project are to ensure that patients receiving care for cancer (from diagnosis through survivorship and end-of-life) across Chicago-area health care institutions are (1) regularly screened for distress, psychosocial support and palliative care needs and then (2) receive appropriate services to address those identified needs. As a performance site for Cycle 2 of the Coleman Supportive Oncology Initiative, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern will engage in quality improvement efforts to: expand supportive oncology screening to more patients, add screening to additional pivotal points of care, and increase patients' access to resources. Our team will improve supportive oncology care process for patients based on screening results; maximize use of tools such as follow-up reference documents and Journey Connections resources, as appropriate; implement CSOI supportive oncology training modules via the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Education Portal; regularly collect supportive oncology and cancer survivorship performance metrics and related outcomes. Toward that end, we will leverage institutional resources, garner hospital administration support for Cycle 2 efforts, educate providers on the role of supportive oncology care, and collect data to inform health system and payer financial support of supportive oncology care.
|Effective start/end date||1/1/17 → 8/31/18|
- Coleman Foundation, Inc. (5637)