By Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Care Services, National Cancer Policy Forum, Margie Patlak, Sharon Murphy

The IOM's nationwide melanoma coverage discussion board held a workshop October 5-6, 2009, to check easy methods to follow the idea that of a 'rapid studying health and wellbeing approach' to the matter of melanoma. This record summarizes the workshop.

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These networks are using their QOPI data to define their best practices, which are then applied to all participating sites in their network. “The first sea change in oncology is getting oncologists to measure what they do. The next one, which is perhaps more challenging, is to get them to believe that they can improve the care they provide,” Dr. Jacobsen said. He added that voluntary QOPI certification is expected to be available in 2010. Such certification will be provided to QOPI participants that achieve a minimum specified score on 28 performance measures and will also include practice site assessments for 35 chemotherapy safety standards established by ASCO in collaboration with the Oncology Nursing Society and other stakeholders.

Public reporting of such metrics will only be at an aggregated level. Researchers, patients, survivors, employers, payers, federal and state agen- GA Hospital Discharge Data State Health Benefit Plan Claims & Enrollment Data Medicare Claims & Enrollment Data Other Secondary Data Sources: American Hospital Directory, Medicare Physician Identification and Eligibility Registry, Area Resource File, Census Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics (Emory) Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry FIGURE 3-1╇ Linking Georgia Cancer Registry Data to public and private sources.

Integral to a RLHS are both large- and small-scale computer systems and computer models. Computer grids are networks of computers that are dispersed geographically and work together to carry out various computing tasks involving large amounts of data and complex analyses. Both data storage and analysis are apportioned among the network of computers to accomplish these large complex tasks. , SNPs, haplotypes Functional Genetics: Gene expression profiles Proteomics and other effector molecules Diagnostic Imaging: Functional and Anatomical FIGURE 3-2╇ Challenges FIGURE 3-2to delivery of individualized clinical care are data explosion and cognitive overload, exceeding human cognitive capacity.

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