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Quality Practices Committee

To develop customer-focused, scientifically validated program monitors for the documentation of quality performance and outcome measures in laboratories, health care delivery systems, and accreditation programs; and to educate pathologists and the greater health care community about laboratory quality and outcome measures.

This committee reports to the Council on Scientific Affairs. View a list of the Current Committee Members.

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 4
Length of meetings 3 meetings last 1.5 days. December meeting lasts 1 day.
Meeting locations Two meetings usually less than 50 miles from an airport. The 2 meetings take place in Chicago.
Number of conference calls 0
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings Members 50+, Chair 75+
Additional travel or time commitments Attendance at the Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meetings for committee chair

Activities of Committee

  • Develops scientific studies of interest, to help laboratories benchmark quality against one another.
  • Designs the Q-PROBES and Q-TRACKS studies and then subjects them to market research.
  • Develops successful prospects more completely sells them to subscribers who commit to measure the quality of some aspect of their laboratory operation.
  • Summarizes aggregate data (by the study authors) and presents data back to subscribers in the form of a data analysis and critique.
  • Prepares a publication for peer review (typically in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) and short articles for CAP TODAY.

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

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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