Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research

ASCO Choosing Wisely Implementation Initiative

HICOR is developing a program to address a gap between policy recommendations and implementation in ASCO Choosing Wisely Initiative. For the flagship project, sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, HICOR will evaluate existing patterns of use, prioritize possible research/quality improvement programs, and design an experiment to implement and monitor the program within SCCA and affiliated provider groups.

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Choosing Wisely campaign is aimed at reducing the use of frequently ordered and costly interventions that lack evidence supporting their use or value in clinical cancer care. Although there was strong consensus among nationally recognized key opinion leaders and organizations representing providers on the interventions targeted in Choosing Wisely, there is no specific plan for implementing these recommendations.

Contact us for more information about this initiative

For more information about this program, contact Karma Kreizenbeck or (206) 667-2883.