USQAUnited States Quoiting Association (Pottstown, PA)
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From the Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Atlanta, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA (forrncrly The Prudential Center for Health Care Research[R], which became the USQA Center for Health Care Research[TM] and in 2001 was transferred to Emory to form the Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality.
In addition to his work at USQA, Kirshenbaum is a former president of InteliHealth, a consumer health information Web site and subsidiary of Aetna US Healthcare.
Emory University and Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that the USQA Center for Health Care Research, an Aetna affiliate, has become the cornerstone of the newly formed Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality.
This visionary arrangement moves the USQA Center for Health Care Research, and a highly experienced group of 14 researchers and staff, from the private sector of Aetna into Emory University's Robert W.
We are pleased that the USQA Research Center shares our interest in studying this issue.
To learn more about USQA, visit our website at www.
In addition, USQA plans to produce reports during the year 2000 designed to help participating hospitals identify opportunities for improved clinical performance and assist their efforts to reduce avoidable medical errors.
John's extensive background and leadership in health care information management, quality improvement, and utilization management will enrich the strength that already exists in USQA and will be extremely valuable as Aetna U.
In addition, six of those selected involved collaboration with USQA.
The agreement calls for USQA and Sanlam Health to co-develop and implement a measurement system to review and analyze the care delivered to Sanlam Health's members.
USQA and Sanlam Health, the insurer's managed care subsidiary, will co-develop scientific procedures for measuring quality of care and physician performance in South Africa.