safety certification in outpatient practice excellence for women's health

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SCOPE is a voluntary, comprehensive patient safety review program available to medical offices in which obstetric and gynecologic services are provided. 

SCOPE will benefit Fellows and their patients.
The goals of SCOPE are to assist Fellows in assessing the implementation and use of patient safety concepts and techniques in their offices and to recognize those offices with strong patient safety practices. SCOPE may identify office processes that require improvement, and ACOG will provide assistance and education to make changes and enhance patient safety.

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Why is SCOPE important?

Lee Parsons, MD

Our group practice has been improving safety and quality with several projects over the last two decades. Due to the tyranny of the urgent needs of all the patients in front of us every day, we seemed to be stalled without moving forward. We knew that we should initiate procedural pauses (before office hysteroscopy/endometrial ablation) and performing some drills for potential emergencies.

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News & Media

Feb 19, 2015

The theme for this year’s National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Patient Safety Awareness Week is “United in Safety,” being celebrated March 8-14, 2015. Attached is a checklist that you might find useful in your facility.

Nov 18, 2014

The Joint Commission’s has posted the 2015 National Patient Safety Goals. Please visit to view practice-specific patient safety information.

Nov 6, 2014

The Hospital Insurance Company, Inc. has created the following video that demonstrates the use of TeamStepps training to improve office safety. Click here to view the instructional video.

Meetings & Webinars

Feb 5, 2015

Back by Popular Demand! Are you interested in applying for SCOPE Certification? In process but have more questions? Please join us at our 2015 Lunch and Learn Seminar, SCOPE: How to Apply for Your Office Certification (May 3, 2015, 12:30 - 1:45 PM). Attendees will “walk-through” the application process to apply for and achieve certification led by an expert panel of SCOPE steering committee members and SCOPE-certified medical directors, also available for Q & A.. Click here for more information or to register for the 2015 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting. Have additional questions about the seminar or the SCOPE program? Give us a call: 800.266.8043 or email,

Jan 14, 2015

Each year, the College sponsors courses on Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care, designed to provide performance improvement and management tools for current and future leaders in hospitals, managed care organizations, or private settings to enable them to meet the myriad responsibilities and challenges facing them. The next offering will be held in Washington, DC, April 9-11, 2015. Please note that for Fellows who register before 2/06/15 will receive a $100 discount. In addition, the College has added an advanced course to be held following the first offering (April 11-12, 2015). The advanced course, Quality and Safety in Women’s Health Care: An Advanced Program is designed to allow participants to develop an actual process improvement initiative or project in his or her organization, or to reinvigorate an existing one. Attendance at the ACOG course on Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women’s Health Care or comparable program is a prerequisite. Click here and here for more information or to register for these programs.

Sep 19, 2014

Meet us in Las Vegas as we exhibit among more than 3,200 medical practice professionals and industry experts at the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference, Oct. 26-29. Save 15% on the standard conference registration fee, courtesy of SCOPE. Just enter discount code EXHSAVE when registering online. Be sure to visit SCOPE in booth #406. Is this conference for you? Learn more about education sessions, networking opportunities and other events surrounding the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference. Register today!