New Book from ACPE Helps Physicians Improve Health Care Quality, Patient Safety

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Congress continues to debate health care reform, a new book published by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) gives physicians the tools they need to improve health care quality and patient safety without a government mandate.

Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer is edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, the dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health and a longtime ACPE faculty member. The 412-page book is written by experts from Jefferson, who offer insight on the challenges faced by health care leaders striving to provide high quality, patient-centered care in a safe and cost-effective way.

The easy-to-read book is designed to be a one-stop shop for physicians interested in health care quality. Physicians will learn how to apply quality measures, how to evaluate quality, perspectives on value and value-based purchasing, and look at the national agenda for improving quality and safety. The writers also look to the future and predict where the quality movement is headed next.

Nash, who was named as one of Modern Healthcare's 50 most influential physician executives in 2012, said he's been overwhelmed by the positive response generated by Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer. This shows the drive for health care reform is real, and physicians are already taking the steps they need to deal with this new reality, he added.

"I'm thrilled about the book's broad and positive reception," Nash said. "This proves once again that doctors really are hungry for information about quality and safety."

Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer is available through the ACPE's website ( It is also available in e-book format from Barnes and Noble and for the Kindle through Cost is $65 for non-ACPE members; $45 for members.

Contact: Carrie Johnson, ACPE Director of Public Relations

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SOURCE American College of Physician Executives


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