Foundation Program Sites

Spine
CARE OUTCOME ASSESSMENT
PROGRAM (Spine COAP)

Spine COAP is a physician-led clinical quality improvement collaborative that promotes data-driven quality improvement activities across Washington.

Orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and other clinicians engage in the process of selecting evidence-based QI metrics for monitoring – aligned to emerging national metrics when available – as well as a set of “common sense” metrics and those with emerging evidence. Spine COAP has created a community of surgeons acting on performance data through education, peer-benchmarking effects, and evidence based interventions.

Spine COAP 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

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 Spine COAP use chart abstracted data to improve patient care?

QI Tools and Resources

Research and Collaboration