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ABMS and NQF Convene Summit on Enhancing Physician Performance: Stakeholders Agree Board Certification Should Play Bigger Role in Healthcare Quality Improvement
Date:8/17/2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the healthcare reform debate heated up on Capitol Hill, key stakeholders meeting across town agreed that efforts to improve healthcare quality must be stepped up significantly, and that board certification must play an enhanced role in leading the way. "Enhancing Physician Performance: Board Certification in a Quality-Driven World," a two-day summit and call to action convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the National Quality Forum (NQF), featured a variety of participants, from physician leaders and consumer advocates to insurance executives and government representatives.

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Speakers noted that in the 10 years since the release of the Institute of Medicine's landmark report, "To Err is Human," improvements in the quality of healthcare have been slow and need to be accelerated. They insisted that more can be done, including making healthcare more patient-centered, making physician performance more transparent, increasing efforts to improve preventive medicine, reducing inappropriate medical care, and aligning the work of the many healthcare entities engaged in quality improvement (QI). They envisioned ABMS -- the not-for-profit organization that oversees U.S. physician certification of more than 750,000 physicians through its 24 Member Boards -- playing a bigger role in quality initiatives.

'It's significant that stakeholders representing varied and different perspectives within the healthcare policy spectrum came together to align their strategies for quality improvement," said Kevin B. Weiss, MD, ABMS president and CEO. "The ideas generated at the Summit suggest an enhanced role for certification boards in order to move the proc
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