Beginning in 2017, FACT and CIBMTR have launched a collaborative program of data auditing, designed to reduce duplicative efforts, enhance quality improvement efforts, and provide support to accredited programs. The essential elements of the collaboration are:
- FACT clinical inspectors will no longer perform a data audit at the on-site FACT inspection. This will eliminate the need for data sheets to be prepped only for FACT inspectors, and allow the clinical inspector to focus on adequacy of corrective actions and quality improvement.
- All verification of the accuracy of data against source data will be done by the CIBMTR audit teams on site according to their current practices and schedules. The current CIBMTR process will not change.
- The FACT-CIBMTR Data Audit Committee will review CIBMTR audit reports and corrective action plans to assess compliance with Standards, implementation of effective corrective action, and improvements.
- Timeliness and completeness of data submission will also be assessed by the Committee using CPI reports from CIBMTR indication “in good standing”.
For more information, including a list of frequently asked questions, see the FACT-CIBMTR Joint Data Audit Program Letter.