Heart of Health Policy | JACC Leadership Page: Helping ACC Members Deliver Higher-Quality Care

ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACCIn a recent Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, discusses the ACC’s efforts to deliver high-quality care to patients. These efforts include appropriate use criteria, NCDR registries and formal principles to guide members and payers.

In the last five years, the College has moved to focusing on development of resources as well as national quality campaigns and initiatives. Looking forward, the goal is to create a suite of tools to help members drive quality improvement in their practices. “Our core values, in part, call for us to hold ourselves and our profession to the highest standards of evidence and knowledge; constructively challenge the status quo through innovation; and promote a culture of continuous improvement and lifelong learning,” writes Valentine. “We are no longer just a knowledge organization, but a place where members can find the resources and tools to drive higher quality.”

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Health Policy, Quality Improvement, Leadership, Goals, Quality of Health Care, Registries, Writing

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