Board Certification Newly Offered for Patient Safety Officers; Patient Safety Officers Society Merges Efforts with ABQAURP.
Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2003
In response to the growing need for trained patient safety specialists in hospitals and clinics, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review u·til·i·za·tion review
A process for monitoring the use, delivery, and cost-effectiveness of services, especially those provided by medical professionals. Physicians (ABQAURP ABQAURP American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians ) has updated its Health Care Quality & Management (HCQM HCQM Health Care Quality Management ) board certification board certification
The process by which a person is tested and approved to practice in a specialty field, especially medicine, after successfully completing the requirements of a board of specialists in that field. program and exam to include the newest patient safety concepts. The updated exam will be offered in 2004. This exam will test each examinee's understanding of the Core Body of Knowledge in HCQM & Patient Safety. Examinees must satisfy specific credentialing requirements and pass the exam to achieve board certification. Through board certification, individuals demonstrate an advanced level of competency in HCQM & Patient Safety issues.
"Physicians and nurses are leading efforts in patient safety and we want to assist them with education and certification," says Arthur I Arthur I, 1187–1203?, duke of Brittany (1196–1203?), son of Geoffrey, fourth son of Henry II of England and Constance, heiress of Brittany. Arthur, a posthumous child, was proclaimed duke in 1196, and an invasion by his uncle King Richard I of England was . Broder, MD, Chairman of ABQAURP. "It is only natural that our organization, that has certified professionals in quality for over 25 years, expands its efforts to include the newly established patient safety initiatives."
The Patient Safety Officers Society was founded in 2001 by David Shulkin, MD, President of PSOS PSOS Provably Secure Operating System
PSOS Profiler Surface Observing System
PSOS Portable Scalable Operating System (Alcatel)
PSOS Plug-in Silicon Operating System . "I founded the PSOS to provide a forum for clinicians charged with patient safety responsibilities to exchange ideas and share experiences," says Dr. Shulkin. "By merging efforts with ABQAURP, PSOS can leverage the education and certification experience of ABQAURP and offer even greater support to the PSOS membership in their effort to enhance patient safety."
The newly updated Certification Exam will be offered starting in the summer of 2004. ABQAURP offers the only HCQM & Patient Safety certification process that includes an exam developed with the assistance of the prestigious National Board of Medical Examiners A public official charged with investigating all sudden, suspicious, unexplained, or unnatural deaths within the area of his or her appointed jurisdiction. A medical examiner differs from a Coroner in that a medical examiner is a physician. (NBME NBME National Board of Medical Examiners ). The NBME assists many medical organizations in the development of their clinical board certification exams.
Current PSOS members will have the opportunity to receive all of the benefits of affiliate membership in ABQAURP, including a subscription to the peer reviewed publication, the Journal of Quality Health Care. ABQAURP also offers PSOS members the potential for professional growth through certification, education and networking opportunities. ABQAURP ensures its certified Diplomates remain current in the field, through a program of continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). .
Established in 1977, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) has evolved to become the nation's largest organization of interdisciplinary health care professionals. ABQAURP remains at the forefront of Health Care Quality & Management (HCQM), a field so vital to all medical specialties Medical Specialties
See also anatomy; disease and illness; drugs; health; remedies; surgery.
the science of the description of glands. — adenographic, adj. and health care professions. Through its ultimate goal to improve the quality of our Nation's health care, ABQAURP is dedicated to providing health care education and certification for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. For more information, visit us at http://www.abqaurp.org.
The Patient Safety Officer Society (PSOS) is a non-profit professional association for those leading organizations to safer health care. PSOS serves to further develop the role of the patient safety officer and connect its members around the country. Our mission is to provide patient safety officers with professional growth opportunities and advanced resources to lead their organizations in successful patient safety efforts.