Our Mission to Improve Health Care Quality


ABQAURP Mission Statement

The primary purpose of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is to improve the overall quality of health care that is provided to the consuming public.

CME Mission Statement
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program will be continually reviewed and improved by incorporating traditional adult educational methods with non-educational strategies. The program will focus on barriers to physician change and develop activities in the context of desirable physician attributes as described in standards such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies.

Purpose
The CME and Continuing Nursing Education mission of the ABQAURP is to develop and provide educational opportunities for medical and health care professionals. Innovative courses provide important updates and practical tools for all health care professionals. These programs ensure that participating health care professionals receive up-to-date information on the ever-changing health care environment.

Content Area
The CME program shall address content related to topics that encompass Quality Assurance/Management, Utilization Review, Insurance & Managed Care, Workers' Compensation, Clinical Resource Management, Credentialing & Privileging, Risk Management, Prevention of Medical Errors, Case Management, Regulatory Environment and Patient Safety.

Target Audience
Medical Directors, Physicians from all Specialties, Nurses, Case Managers, Claims Medical Advisors, Directors of QM/UM, Risk Managers, Hospital Administrators and CEO's, Claim Specialist and all other Health Care Professionals.

Activity Types
CME is delivered via live conferences, enduring materials and Internet programs. ABQAURP participates in jointly sponsored programs with select non-accredited sponsors when the program is consistent with the CME mission and falls within the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines for CME.

Expected Results
By participating in ABQAURP CME programs, participants will:
  • Improve the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of health care delivered to the patients to improve the overall clinical outcome;
  • Provide a national standard for education, certification and recertification in health care process and outcomes assessment and management to ensure current knowledge and ongoing learning skills for these individuals as practitioners and reviewers;
  • Encourage CME participants to put into practice knowledge learned and assess the impact.

The CME program objective is to effectively improve and/or change competence, performance-in-practice, or patient outcomes through the quality of care that physicians and other health care professionals provide. The goal is to develop CME that address the professional practice gaps of the learner and contributes to quality, patient safety, and practice improvement, based on valid content, and is independent of commercial interests.

Multiple methods, such as surveys, post-testing, and physician interviews will be used to identify and monitor program effectiveness in meeting identified educational needs and changes in practice. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches will be incorporated to assess changes in knowledge, skills, performance-in-practice, and/or health status improvement. The results of the evaluation of the overall program will be used to guide improvements.

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