SCOAP Statewide Retreat
SCOAP 2013 Annual Retreat
In addition to the “Year in Review” with focus on accomplishments and milestones, the agenda will include presentations to illustrate how we can improve the quality of surgical care – including a discussion regarding evidence based medicine and best practices, as well as how SCOAP and CERTAIN partner together to build a learning healthcare system.
The luncheon session will take place with Mr. Oliver Luck speaking to the group about football and healthcare.
We’ll continue with current hot topics in research and development and follow up with breakout sessions for Vascular, Spine, and the Colorectal groups to discuss how to drive best practice. Also included is a workgroup for data abstractors/QI staff to learn how to ‘deep dive’ into their data.
We will wrap up the day with Patrick Mendenhall, co-author of “Beyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety.” Participants are also invited to purchase tickets and join the American College of Surgeons Barbecue that evening (register here for the barbecue).
Registration is now open for this Annual Retreat at a cost of just $175 per attendee (attendees from Critical Access Hospitals and those hospitals registering three or more people are just $125 per person). Click Here to Register for this Event.
If you have any questions please contact Alice Marshall at 206-682-2811×10
2012 Annual Retreat
SCOAP 2012 Annual Retreat
The Foundation for Health Care Quality and SCOAP’s Advisory Board would like to thank the 110+ SCOAP surgeons, data abstractors, quality improvement professionals and SCOAP staff members who joined us from hospitals and clinics across Washington State at this year’s exciting, inspiring and informative Fifth Annual SCOAP Statewide Retreat on May 14th at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.
In addition to the “Year in Review” with focus on accomplishments and milestones, the agenda included presentations to keep us ahead of the curve-on the cutting edge of QI in care of the surgical patient – including an introduction to the “Strong for Surgery” initiative with a focus on perioperative nutritional support, an update on Medicare, and a look to future trends and directions. A combined luncheon session with the other FHCQ programs took place with Governor Christine Gregoire and members of the Bree Collaborative to hear them speak about the future of health care quality in Washington State. Breakout sessions included a session on how to drive best practice, as well as a workgroup for data abstractors/QI staff.
2011 Annual Retreat
SCOAP 2011 Annual Retreat
The Foundation for Health Care Quality and SCOAP’s Advisory Board would like to thank the 85+ SCOAP surgeons, data abstractors, quality improvement professionals, and SCOAP staff members who joined us from over 54 hospitals or clinics across Washington state and the world at this year’s exciting, inspiring and informative Fourth Annual SCOAP Statewide Retreat on June 17th at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan.
In addition to the “Year in Review” with focus on accomplishments, trends, and new metrics and directions, the agenda included presentations to keep us ahead of the curve-on the cutting edge of QI in care of the surgical patient – including the new standard of care for perioperative nutritional support by Juan Ochoa, MD, a nationally-recognized expert on the topic.
- Why and How to Establish a Surgical Nutrition Optimization (SNO) Program - Juan Ochoa, MD, FACS, University of Pittsburgh
- Reducing Urinary Catheter-Associated Morbidity, John Gore, MD, MSHS
- Reducing Infections After Surgery By Improved Glycemic Control, E. Patchen Dellinger, MD
- Update on Health Care Reform and Comparative Effectiveness Research, Sean Sullivan, PhD
- Surgical Checklist: Debriefing and Tracking, Andrew Foster, MD
- Surgical Checklist: Modifications and Implementation Experience, Thomas K. Varghese, MD, MS, FACS
- WA State Excellence in Colon, Rectal Cancer, and Diverticulitis Care
- Beginning with the raw report, how do we present the data to our QI committees?, Peter Grigas RN, BHSA, CTQM, CPHQ
2010 Annual Retreat
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH is a staff member of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the New Yorker magazine. In 2006, he received the MacArthur Award for his research and writing. His book Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes On An Imperfect Science was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002 and is published in more than a hundred countries. He was editor of The Best American Science Writing 2006. His book Better: A Surgeon’s Notes On Performance is a New York Times bestseller and one of Amazon.com’s ten best books of 2007. His newest book, The Checklist Manifesto, is one of Amazon’s best books of the month: December 2009.
He spoke about “Checklist 2.0,” congratulating Washington hospitals on reaching 100% implementation of surgical checklists, and discussing what the next steps should be in using these tools for improving health care delivery in the operating room.
Click here to view an agenda of the full day’s schedule (PDF), which featured topics including surgical checklists, emerging evidence, annual data reports, workshops on albumin and glucose monitoring and treatment, and more….
- SCOAP Medical Director David Flum provided SCOAP’s Year in Review (2MB PDF)
- Anthony J. Senagore, MD, MS, MBA (Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University) spoke about “Enhanced Colectomy Recovery: Impact of Postoperative Ileus” (4MB PDF)
- E. Patchen Dellinger, MD (Professor & Vice Chair, Dept. of Surgery, University of Washington) spoke about “Preventing Surgical Site Infections“
2009 Annual Retreat
Governor Christine Gregoire welcomed participants to the meeting. Keeping SCOAP vital was a core theme of the day, and discussion with the SCOAP community revolved around new metrics, new reporting formats, and expanded SCOAP focus. SCOAP Medical Director Dave Flum reviewed the activities of the past year, which included adding 21 new hospitals to the SCOAP roster, launching the SCOAP Surgical Checklist Initiative, offering surgeons a way to fulfill their MOC Part 4 requirements, and beginning work on several new modules (for more information on SCOAP’s activities during the past year, click here).
Click here to download an agenda of the full day’s schedule! (click to download PDF)
Keynote/Plenary Session Speakers
John B. Leslie, MD, MBA, Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, examined the issues of post-operative nausea and vomiting.
Sean D. Sullivan, RPh, PhD, Professor in the Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health/Community Medicine, the Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program (PORPP), and an adjunct professor in the Allergy Section of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington gave the keynote address and outlined the business case for SCOAP and how SCOAP can show return on investment to hospitals.
Donna M. Daniel, PhD, Corporate Director for quality measurement and improvement at Atlantic Health’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities, spoke to attendees about “The Model for Improvement”
Colleagues from the following three hospitals shared how SCOAP has improved Quality of Care at their hospitals:
“Every single lecture or discussion was a tremendous education activity.”
“The passion of the speakers is contagious!”
“[I like the] open feeling towards differing opinions. The overall inspired feeling I come away with about how quality measures can have an amazingly far reaching impact.”
“I always like the networking. I especially liked the data work and reporting.”
“I’m new to the SCOAP abstracting so everything was useful to get familiar. Speakers did an excellent job giving interesting information for MDs & abstractors/QI staff.”
“Good content, information and speakers.”