CERTIFICATIONBoard Certification in Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) for Physicians, Nurses, and Other
Health Care Professionals
In an era of accountability, HCQM board certification demonstrates that ABQAURP Diplomates have the practical knowledge and the tools that can reduce medical errors, ensure patient safety, eliminate waste and unnecessary services, while avoiding potentially harmful delays in care. Certification demonstrates to internal and external entities that you, your group practice, or hospital is accountable. The result is a safer, more efficient and cost-effective system that better satisfies the needs of patients, providers, purchasers, and payers.
Professionals who have achieved certification in HCQM are deeply committed to patient safety, health care quality, and effective care. Those certified in HCQM demonstrate their superior ability to critically evaluate industry literature, identify evidence-based best practices, and make recommendations that balance appropriateness of health care services with cost and quality. HCQM Board Certification addresses the need for effectiveness, efficiency, equity, safety, and timeliness.
Acquiring the ABQAURP HCQM Board Certification demonstrates:
- Professional and personal commitment to the health care profession.
- Enhancement of skills and expertise to manage in today’s complex health care environment.
- Endorsement of skills exceeding the minimum requirements of a specific position.
- Willingness to benefit from educational accomplishments and increase knowledge.
Additional Sub-Specialty Certifications are available in the following categories:
- Transitions of Care
- Managed Care
- Patient Safety / Risk Management
- Case Management
- Workers’ Compensation
What Others Have Said:
"I am proud to include the CHCQM-CM credential as evidence of my commitment to health care quality and case management. It is essential that health care professionals take a broad view of health care delivery. The ABQAURP credential represents a pledge to health care quality first and foremost. The individual who successfully undergoes the rigorous application and testing process personifies the "best in class" mentality that is so desperately needed to meet the challenges presented by the business of health care today."
Teri Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CHCQM-CM, CCM
Ascent Care Management, LLC
Diplomate since 2011
"The ABQAURP certification was instrumental in achieving my current position. The ability to network with colleagues who understand and appreciate the critical issues in health care is invaluable."
David J. Sand, MD, MBA, FACS, CHCQM
Chief Medical Officer, HMS, Inc.
Diplomate since 2006
"Low health literacy affects patient safety every day across our nation. To improve quality of care -- and help Americans live longer, healthier lives -- health care professionals and patients must understand and address how every individual's health is impacted by personal health choices, as well as by health care delivery systems. ABQAURP is fostering these connections through technology and education. Together, we can improve health care quality, health literacy, and the health of all Americans."
Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
United States Surgeon General (August 5, 2002 - July 31, 2006)
Diplomate since 1995
"Achieving Diplomate status has not only enriched my professional expertise and standing, but it also has provided eligibility for my staff and me to qualify for a certification differential and earn additional income in recognition of that expertise."
Linda Lemon-Steiner, MPH, RN, LHRM, CHCQM-CM
Chief Nursing Officer, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, FL
Diplomate since 1999