Quality of Care Reviews:
Quality has emerged as an important issue in the health care industry. Health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are being challenged to consider the gaps between recommended and actual practice. The external quality review plays an important role not only in patient safety, but also in enhancing internal quality efforts.
IMEDECS’ quality of care reviews – most often referred to as peer reviews – help you address and/or prevent medical errors as well as unintended outcomes by assessing the quality of care that medical practitioners are providing. Health care providers and payors should incorporate external quality of care review into their peer review processes as a best practice that occurs on an ongoing basis.
By choosing IMEDECS for your peer reviews, you ensure you will receive a review that is:
Objective – When performing a peer review, do you have concerns about a peer’s objectivity because of prior relationships to the physician under review? By working with IMEDECS, you avoid any possible conflicts of interest that arise by utilizing in house personnel. Performed by an expert outside of your facility who attests that they have no conflict of interest with the patient, provider, and facility in question.
Informed – Performed by an actively practicing physician board certified in the same or similar specialty as the treating provider. The reviewer uses and cites current practice guidelines and scientific evidence relevant to the issues at hand to support the decisions/recommendations.
Timely – Performed in the timeframe that you request.
To see a sample quality of care report, click here.