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.
|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