This new comprehensive resource Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice addresses the needs of physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals for up to date information about medical quality management. In reviewing the key principles and methods that comprise the current state of medical quality management in U.S. health care, this text provides a concise summary of quality improvement, patient safety and quality measurement methodologies. This textbook also describes the current state of global networks and computing technologies, and provides an overview of ethics, legislation, policy making, accreditation and utilization management techniques as it relates to quality improvement. including general approaches and methods, support systems, regulatory constructs, and common outcomes. Complete with case studies, executive summaries, and figures and tables, this is a necessary guide for all executives and medical directors, academicians and students, as well as all physicians and other health professionals in clinical practice.
Chapter 1 Basics of Quality Improvement
Chapter 2 Quality Measurement
Chapter 3 Patient Safety
Chapter 4 Organization Design and Management
Chapter 5 Informatics
Chapter 6 Economics and Finance in Medical Quality Management
Chapter 7 Utilization Management
Chapter 8 External Quality Improvement: Accreditation, Quality Improvement Education, and Certification
Chapter 9 Interfaces Between Quality Improvement, Law, and Medical Ethics
American College of Medical Quality ACMQ
The American College of Medical Quality was founded in Pennsylvania in 1973 as the American College of Utilization Review Physicians. In 1991 the name was changed to the American College of Medical Quality to reflect the evolving changes in the specialty. Annual Founders Award winners have included such influential contributors to the specialty as Avedis Donabedian, John Williamson, William Jessee, Robert Brook, and Donald Berwick.
Prathibha Varkey-MD, MPH, MHPE, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Prathibha Varkey, MD, MPH, MHPE is the editor for Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice. Prathibha Varkey is an Associate Chair in the Department of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Medical Education at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.