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Quality indicators measure quality and utilization to identify problems, areas that warrant further investigation, and changes over time (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2021). Numerous agencies dedicated to healthcare improvement in the U.S. have developed parameters to create meaningful change in how care is provided. Hospitals can choose which parameters they would like to implement and some agencies provide resources for how to collect, transmit, and analyze data. For example, The Joint Commission (TJC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed measures and provides technical specifications for how the electronic medical record (EMR), billing, coding, and other structured, encoded data can be used to monitor their chosen parameters (TJC, n.d.-a; QualityNet, n.d.-c). A plethora of hospital performance markers provide an objective assessment of the quality, cost, and efficiency of healthcare.

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Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

 

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Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses

 

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Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.