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COMING UP: 2023 SCOAP and Spine COAP Annual Meeting

Join us for our Annual Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, September 13th, 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM Pacific Time.

We are very excited to be holding the meeting IN-PERSON this year, at The Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (a virtual option will also be available for those unable to attend in-person).

We look forward to spending the day with you and your team. To maximize your learning benefit, our hope is that your hospital will send at least three individuals: a surgeon, a key member of your QI team and your data abstractor.

Check out the agenda for more information on the day’s events!  Register here: 2023 SCOAP and Spine COAP Annual Meeting


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