Retail Clinic Members Meet Strict Quality and Safety Standards
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Convenient Care Association (CCA), the retail clinic industry's member-based organization, today announced to its Board of Directors that its member clinics are certified and in compliance with the Association's Quality and Safety Standards.
The Association's Board of Directors adopted its Quality and Safety Standards in March of 2007 with input from national medical, nursing and accrediting organizations, as well as its Clinical Advisory Board. A condition for Association membership is an agreement to comply with the Standards. The Association contracted with the Jefferson School of Population Health to administer the official member certification program because of its expertise in the evaluation of health policies and systems that improve the health of populations.
This certification process marks the first time that a national third-party health care leader of Jefferson's expertise has confirmed that CCA members are meeting the retail-health industry's 10 quality and safety standards. In addition to its academic programs, the Jefferson School of Population Health is recognized for academic research, continuing professional education and research and consulting services.
Existing certification reviews are conducted on an on-going basis, so new members will continuously become certified and certified members will be re-evaluated every two years.
"The Convenient Care Association congratulates its membership for this important milestone," said Chip Phillips, CCA board president and president of MinuteClinic.
Every clinic operator that is part of the Convenient Care Association has made a commitment to its Quality and Safety Standards. The majority of the membership is certified through the joint CCA/Jefferson certification process. Some member
|SOURCE Convenient Care Association|
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