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Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC), Journal

Forum to explore the theoretical, technical, and strategic elements of health care quality management.

About The Journal

The journal's primary focus is on organizational structure and processes as these affect the quality of care and patient outcomes. In particular, Quality Management in Health Care:

  • Builds knowledge about the application of statistical tools, control charts, benchmarking, and other devices used in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of care and of patient outcomes;
  • Encourages research in and evaluation of the results of various organizational strategies designed to bring about quantifiable improvements in patient outcomes;
  • Fosters the application of quality management science to patient care processes and clinical decision-making;
  • Fosters cooperation and communication among health care providers, payers and regulators in their efforts to improve the quality of patient outcomes;
  • Explores links among the various clinical, technical, administrative, and managerial disciplines involved in patient care, as well as the role and responsibilities of organizational governance in ongoing quality management.

Editorial Board Includes:

Editor-in-Chief: Jill Marsteller, PhD, MPP

Recent Journal's Collections

The collection features nine articles, including an exploration of opportunities for patient-centered care during the COVID-19 pandemic, reasons to focus on patient and family engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, and patient-derived quality assessment of remote outpatient management during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Event Analysis and Risk Management
The collection features a group of articles that were published in a special section of the October/December 2020 issue of Quality Management in Health Care and was focused on sentinel event investigation and risk management.