When facing a cancer diagnosis, you need to know that your care is based on the best research and most up-to-date treatment plans. At Novant Health UVA Health System, we're dedicated to continual quality initiatives to improve patient outcomes. By partnering with our physicians, we track important data like proper work-up, treatments and surveillance for each patient. We then compare our information to national guidelines to ensure we’re offering care that is at, or above, the standard. All of this data is shared with cancer-based accrediting agencies and it plays an important role in maintaining our certifications.
An emerging area in the field of cancer quality is post-treatment surveillance. As more survivors live longer and better, we’re learning more about the importance of standardized follow-up and survivorship care. This information is collected, and compared to national benchmarks, then shared with appropriate accrediting agencies.
PWMC Pre-op systemic therapy for breast cancer 2018