To develop customer-focused, scientifically validated program monitors for documenting quality performance and outcome measures in laboratories, health care delivery systems, and accreditation programs; and to educate pathologists and the larger health care community about laboratory quality and outcome measures.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||3|
|Length of meetings||2 meetings last 1.5 days. 1 meeting lasts 2 days.|
|Meeting locations||Two meetings usually less than 50 miles from an airport. The 2 meetings take place in Chicago.|
|Number of conference calls||2 calls|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Members 60+, Chair 85|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Attendance at the Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meetings for committee chair|
Activities of Committee
- Develops scientific studies to help laboratories benchmark quality and improve their operations..
- Designs the Q-PROBES and Q-TRACKS studies and summarizes their results for subscribers..
- Prepares - publications for peer review (typically in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) and short articles for CAP TODAY.
- Develops Test Ordering Program modules.
- Engages other CAP committees on projects related to laboratory quality.
Expertise or Experience
- The committee needs broad expertise in anatomic pathology and various clinical pathology disciplines, and in current laboratory issues related to quality.
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Contribute to a culture of patient safety and laboratory quality assurance.
- Opportunity to publish manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.
- Opportunity to speak at education events.