Medical “Best Practices” Database Launched by AHRQ to Foster Innovation

To encourage development, diffusion, and adoption of innovations in healthcare, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently launched a new online “best medical practices” information exchange. The Healthcare Innovations Exchange is a searchable database of treatment innovations that improve patient outcomes. AHRQ is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with research and development of best medical practices. The goal of this...

Medical Specialties Board Adds Public Opinion to Physician Performance Measures

Public input will now be a part of physician evaluations overseen by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the not-for-profit organization that oversees physician certification in the United States through its 24 Member Boards. In May, ABMS announced that it will incorporate public input into its physician evaluations. It is another step on the road to increased transparency for provider performance and a bigger role for patient and consumer input on the quality of healthcare...
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