American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc.
Established in 1977, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) has evolved to become the nation’s largest organization of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals. ABQAURP remains at the forefront of Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM), a field so vital to all medical specialties and health care professions. Through its ultimate goal to improve the quality of health care, ABQAURP is dedicated to providing health care education and certification for physicians.
With today’s increasing emphasis on cost-effective quality health care education, the professionals responsible for adherence to standards of care are finding an increased demand for their services. The importance of health care quality and patient safety has never been more in focus than today. It is essential that all health care providers and administrators demonstrate their commitment to health care quality. The rising costs of health care, its impact on American business and the solvency of the Medicare trust funds, in addition to the concerns about patient safety, inappropriate services and unnecessary readmissions, all solidify the need for Health Care Quality certification. Accountable health care leaders in physician organizations and groups, hospitals, care organizations and managed care entities can effectively address this crisis by demonstrating their understanding of quality techniques and tools that can reduce medical errors, ensure patient safety, eliminate waste and unnecessary services, and avoid potentially harmful delays in care. The result is a safer, more efficient and cost-effective system that better satisfies the needs of patients, providers, purchasers, and payers.
Dr. Sniezek is Board Certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. and a Fellow of the American Institute for HealthCare Quality.