Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Information

"Working for the Best Ear, Nose, and Throat Care" is the core mission of your Academy because it is the core mission of every practicing otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon.  Your Academy is committed to bringing you the resources that you need to provide safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care for your patients.

As a specialty, we must either engage in creating and implementing clinically valid performance measures or have them imposed on us by external entities. Evidence-based products developed by otolaryngologists for otolaryngologists will be needed for our specialty to meet the demands of payers, accrediting bodies, and maintenance of certification and licensure programs, so that our members can succeed in the changing healthcare marketplace. As otolaryngologists–head and neck surgeons we must take the lead in defining what “quality care” means for our specialty. Your Academy’s goal is to develop clinical practice guidelines and performance measures that can apply to every practicing otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you don't find the patient safety and quality improvement resources that you are looking for on our website, please contact us at qualityimprovement@entnet.org. We'll help you find the answer to your question and improve the resources for all Academy members.

National Focus on Healthcare Quality

Improving Patient Safety and Reducing the Risk of Error

What are the guidelines and standards of care I should follow?

What is pay-for-performance (P4P) and how will it affect my practice?

Other Quality Improvement Resources

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Business of Medicine Workshops

Practice Management Workshops

Workshops held in cities nationwide will help otolaryngologists, their staff, and other healthcare professionals code correctly, learn risk reduction strategies, and organize business systems.

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