Developing policies and procedures alone rarely leads to quality improvement. Attention must be given to issues in both their development and implementation.
The CPHQ exam content outline, effective from January 1, 2015, remains largely unchanged in substance and introduces only a handful of genuinely novel tasks.
The October 2013 iteration of the CPHQ Candidate Examination Handbook contained no changes to the CPHQ exam content outline.
The overall CPHQ exam pass rate among US candidates in 2012 was published in the NAHQ 2012 Annual Report, which again suffered from the DRIP (Data Rich, Information Poor) syndrome.
A prolonged exam preparation period is associated with failure to recall facts, loss of motivation, waste of resources, and ultimately a significant deterioration in the chances of passing the CPHQ exam. CPHQ candidates will be better served by planning a relatively short but effective period to prepare for the exam.
Ensuring each work-related activity has a clearly-articulated, meaningful purpose will facilitate both individual and organizational success.
Teh & Associates has updated its highly popular CPHQ Exam Practice Quizzes.
The Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) has identified 22 patient safety strategies (PSSs) that have sufficient evidence base to be recommended for widespread adoption.