Quality & Science

Two New Quality Improvement Council Subcommittees

by | December 16, 2020

Terminology and Definitions (TAD) Subcommittee

ASAM’s Quality Improvement Council (QIC) has convened a new subcommittee called the Terminology and Definitions (TAD) Subcommittee. Chaired by Michael P. Frost, MD, FASAM, FACP, the subcommittee is tasked with making recommendations to the QIC on standard definitions and terminology use guidelines across all ASAM policies and publications. More specifically, they will prioritize definitions that need updating or development, draft proposed definitions, propose guidelines for terminology usage, and synchronize definitions in all ASAM policies and publications, including the ASAM Criteria. The TAD subcommittee had its kickoff call on December 9, 2020 to build an understanding of the project background, review the timeline for 2021, and discuss upcoming tasks and deliverables.

Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Oversight and Methodology Subcommittee

ASAM’s Quality Improvement Council (QIC) has convened a new subcommittee called the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Oversight and Methodology Subcommittee. Chaired by Melissa B. Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM, the subcommittee is tasked with providing oversight to the development, implementation, education, and communication of CPGs. More specifically, they will establish a methodology for the development of CPGs, a topic selection process, a CPG strategic plan, and a methodology for how to manage stakeholder’s involvement. The CPG Oversight and Methodology Subcommittee had its kickoff call on December 2, 2020 to build an understanding of the project background, review the timeline for 2021, and discuss upcoming tasks and deliverables.