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Join Us for the third SCOAP and Spine COAP virtual Forum on Thursday, 2/25/21:

Join us for the third of the SCOAP and Spine COAP virtual Forums by registering here  for Thursday, February 25, 2021!

Agenda topics for the February 25th event will include will include standardization and best practice in surgical care, quality improvement and research in a learning collaborative, the involvement of patient and families in quality improvement work, and other topics to be informed by the earlier Forums. The three events in total have been approved for both CME and CNE credits, commensurate with the hours attended.  Participants must be registered and complete an evaluation to obtain the credits. Registration closes the day before each event.


COVID-19 Outbreak Message to our Members and Partners:

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all the medical professionals who are working through personal hardship and risk to care for the people of our state.

Please know that all of our programs continue to operate and provide full, uninterrupted support to you, our members and partners. We know that the attention of many of you is focused on urgent matters related to this healthcare crisis and we will continue to support you in any way we can. One of the ways we are supporting our healthcare community is by hosting the Washington Healthcare Forum COVID-19 Work Groups.

Information on the status of our Annual Meetings and events will be provided as those decisions are made. Should you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us directly by phone or email at any time.


SCOAP is an engaged community of clinicians working to build a safer, higher quality, and more cost effective surgical care.

We promote data-driven quality improvement activities in hospitals across Washington. The central premise of SCOAP is that quality of care can best be enhanced through collaborative, not punitive, mechanisms.

SCOAP is a Washington State-approved Coordinated Quality Improvement Program (CQIP). This status provides exemption from disclosure of information and documents specifically created and collected for, and maintained by, an approved program.


Transparency is critical across the healthcare spectrum. It touches everything from how physicians practice medicine, to how information is shared with patients, to how hospitals gather and report outcomes.

Transparency provides clarity to physicians, promotes trust among patients and leads to long-term improvements in outcomes.

How does SCOAP use chart abstracted data to improve patient care?

QI Tools & Resources 

Research and Collaboration