T2. Quality of care
These 2 actions aim at developing quality management (QM) and accreditation to pursue the goal of improving quality of care to advance patient health
T2.1 – QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF CANCER CENTER
Liège, Maastricht and Aachen will improve their quality management system by exchanging their expertise. Furthermore, registries are essential for epidemiological research, clinical research and quality control of outcomes such as survival, which will have implications of planning future needs.
Our goal is to harmonize data collected by each partner while maintaining interchangeability with our respective national cancer register to improve the quality of care through quality management of cancer center.
UKA-CIO has a quality management system in place in oncology. It will help CHU de Liège and MUMC+ to develop their quality management system in their cancer center and to obtain certification through cross-audits quality team interactions and definition of indicators.
UKA-CIO, MUMC+ and CHU de Liège will harmonize their cancer registries.
UKA-CIO will develop a tool to secure exchange of anonymous and encrypted data in a common database and automatization of local data transfer on the exchange platform.
T2.2 – QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION (HSCT)
(1) Management and scientific exploitation of HCT is a complex endeavor involving pre-transplant planning, donors and cell products management, transplantation procedures and long-term follow-up. Different but overlapping data sets are collected and entered repeatedly into electronic medical files and databases, leading to an inefficient and error-prone system. Partners will develop a modern and integrated electronic management software to coordinate all aspects of clinical transplantation, including transfer of data to international registries.
(2) Joint Accreditation Committee of ISCT and EBMT (JACIE accreditation) is associated with better outcomes (including survival) in patients. The aim of this sub-action is to get this accreditation for the first time for UKA-RWTH and renew it for ULiège.
ULiège has conceptualized the characteristics of a complete transplantation management software. This tool will be developed by ULiège IT scientists before being transferred to other partners.
ULiège will support UKA-RWTH to get JACIE accreditation by transferring its quality system (care pathways, computer tools and documentations)