Quality Certification

Quality of Care Certification

Hematology Oncology Associates has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

“Cancer patients and their families should expect nothing less than accountability and the highest standards from their cancer care providers,” said Allen S. Lichter, MD, CEO of ASCO and President of the QOPI Certification Program. “Oncology practices that commit to quality and safety are those that provide the most optimal cancer care. The certification program demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement in a medical oncology practice.”

The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative is a voluntary program that helps oncology practices assess the quality of care they provide to their patients. More than 700 oncology practices have registered in the program. Oncologists achieve certification by demonstrating a medical practice that is consistent with the highest standards of care. The seal of certification identifies those practices that not only score high on the key QOPI quality measures, but also meet the rigorous safety measures established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Oncology Nursing Society.

“We’re extremely proud to receive this certification from the largest oncology society in United States,” said Dr. Charles Dibb of Hematology Oncology Associates. “It underscores our ongoing commitment to our patients and their families.”

Hematology Oncology Associates is the second oncology practice in Oregon to achieve this rigorous certification.