Measuring Researching and Monitoring the Quality of Health Care - The U.s. Department Of Health And Human Services, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
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More than twenty-five hundred agencies, institutions, and organizations are dedicated to researching, quantifying (measuring), monitoring, and improving health in the United States. Some are federally funded public entities such as the many institutes and agencies governed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS). Others are professional societies and organizations that develop standards of care, represent the views and interests of health care providers, and ensure the quality of health care facilities such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Still other voluntary health organizations such as the American Heart
Association, American Cancer Society, and the March of Dimes promote research and education about prevention and treatment of specific diseases.
HHS is the nation's lead agency for ensuring the health of Americans by planning, operating, and funding delivery of essential human services, especially for society's most vulnerable populations. HHS consists of more than three hundred programs, operated by eleven divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health
Service. It is the largest grant-making agency in the fede…
The CDC is the primary HHS agency responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the nation's citizens in the United States and abroad. CDC responsibilities include researching and monitoring health, detecting and investigating health problems, researching and instituting prevention programs, developing health policies,
ensuring environmental health and safety, and offering education and…
The NIH, which began as a one-room laboratory in 1887, is the world's premier medical research center. NIH conducts research in its own facilities and supports research in universities, medical schools, and hospitals throughout and outside the United States. NIH trains research scientists and other investigators and serves to
communicate medical and health information to professional and co…
Accreditation of health care providers—facilities and organizations—provides consumers, payers, and other stakeholders with the assurance that accredited facilities and organizations have been certified as meeting or exceeding predetermined standards. Accreditation refers to both the process during which the quality of care
delivered is measured and the resulting official endorsement…
There are professional and membership organizations and societies for all health professionals, such as physicians, nurses, psychologists, and hospital administrators, as well as for institutional health care providers, such as hospitals, managed care plans, and medical groups. These professional organizations represent the
interests and concerns of their members, advocate on their behalf, and fre…
The mission of the American Heart Association is "to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke." The association's national headquarters is in Dallas, Texas, and twelve regional affiliate offices serve the balance of the United States. More than twenty-three million volunteers and supporters were
involved with association programs and activities durin…
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