Providing Quality Patient Care
The focus of any quality breast center is patient care. The NQMBC™ Program provides a way to ensure to your patients that your center not only provides the services they need, but that your center is actively monitoring these services to provide each patient with the highest quality of care.
Breast Centers choosing to participate in this initiative will become involved in a national quality documentation program and possess the ability to compare themselves to all other NQMBC™ Program participants. Participants will be able to view comparisons immediately and obtain a hard copy of the reports to use for administrative purposes or in marketing campaigns.
Based upon the data provided by participating breast centers, the NCBC will establish benchmarks for each of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™. The benchmarks will continually be assessed and adjusted over time as the input on the measures changes and the quality of care improves, thus raising the bar.
Time-Saving Data Entry
To help centers measure quality performance and minimize staff time in gathering data points and calculating a center's performance, several tracking software companies have taken the lead to adapt their software to analyze data and calculate the performance for measures. Click here for more information.
Resources for Quality Performance
To assist participants, several quality measures have "Reference" and "FAQ" buttons. Since the NQMBC™ Program began, there have been questions raised about some of the measures. These questions have been collected and are shared, along with their answers, alongside each measure to which they pertain. It is hoped these questions and responses will assist others in collecting, calculating and supplying quality data.
Information is currently being developed on how to improve performance for measures. If quality improvements are being sought for a particular measure, participants will soon be able to view suggestions and ideas from their peers that were implemented to improve performance. As this information is developed, it will be made available online through the NQMBC™ Program and signified by a "!" button. The "!" button will continue to develop and expand over time as new quality performance suggestions are received.
We believe the process of measuring quality performance, assessing the results and implementing behavior changes will result in improved the breast health care provided patients.