Physician credentialing eased by quality assurance partnership
Doctors practicing at 1,600 U.S. hospitals will find it easier to stay credentialed in the Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV), a program for board-certified physicians, thanks to a new partnership between the American Hospital Association and the American Board of Medical Specialties Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program.
The collaboration will allow doctors to stay certified while supporting efforts for their employers to update their procedures, an AHA release said.
“Aligning physicians’ pursuit of their board certification with hospitals’ quality improvement efforts will accelerate our collective efforts to improve patient safety by promoting team-based care delivery,” AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt said in the release.
The announcement lauded the overall contributions of the ABMS Portfolio Program, including 2,000 quality assurance and improvement efforts in health care facilities nationwide.
“The portfolio program continues illustrate how the boards community, in partnership with a wide range of health care organizations, can impact patient safety and practice improvement,” Dr. David Price, the program’s executive director, said in the release.
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