CIHQ (Center for Improvement In Healthcare Quality) Is a multi-faceted company that is comprised of an accreditation division, a consulting division and an individual professional certification division.
CIHQ Hospital Accreditation Division is a CMS approved deeming authority providing accreditation surveys and deemed status for acute care hospitals. ARS (Accreditation Resource Services) is a member-based organization comprised of hospitals and other healthcare entities throughout the United States.
ARS is our consulting division and provides comprehensive support services to member organizations regardless of their accreditation provider.
Finally the HACP (Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional) division, a national individual professional certification solely dedicated to demonstrating competency in the CMS survey and certification process.
To learn more about CIHQ and how organizationís may benefit from the services provided please visit our website at www.cihq.org.
Established in 1977, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is the nation's largest organization of interdisciplinary health care professionals. Through its ultimate goal to improve the quality of health care, ABQAURP is dedicated to providing health care education and certification for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals.
The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of the profession of healthcare quality and patient safety and the individual professionals working in the field.
Founded in 1976, NAHQ has more than 10,000 quality and patient safety professionals working in healthcare settings both nationally and internationally. These professionals drive the delivery of vital data for effective decision making in healthcare systems by combining technology with their unique expertise in quality management.
Established in 1980, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA) with nearly 6,000 members representing risk management, patient safety, insurance, law, finance and other related professions.
ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking and interactions with leading healthcare organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources and the maintenance of safe working environments.