Specialties and practice settings receive focus with Expert Content
The Expert Content Committee (ECC) is specific to the specialty(ies) and/or practice setting(s) assigned, ensure that AAAHC measurably drives quality improvement in patient care through Standards that reflect current best practice, are evidence-based and relevant to the intended setting(s), and are understandable, measurable, beneficial and achievable.
Today’s ECC’s include
- Health Plans
- Medicare Deemed Status/ASC
- Primary Care
Reports to Standards Development
Activities and responsibilities within the specialty(ies) or practice settings assigned
- Provide medical and scientific expertise to AAAHC; define and monitor the state of the art and emerging technologies.
- Advise on the maintenance and expansion of AAAHC’s specialty-specific business.
- Develop and maintain up-to-date evidence-based Standards for accreditation and certification programs; implement structured periodic review aligned with AAAHC Standards Development policies.
- Provide input to new program design and revision including the Survey process and monitoring mechanisms for ongoing compliance.
- Monitor client survey performance and standards compliance and effectiveness (e.g., client and surveyor. comprehension, deficiencies cited); use feedback to improve clarity or implement other revisions, and inform education and tool development.
- Contribute to the continuing education of the ambulatory community through critiques, publications and participation in AAAHC educational programs.
- Maintain liaison, where appropriate and Board-approved, with other related organizations.
- Serve as expert group for more complex Standards interpretation questions.
- Provide input on accreditation and certification tools (e.g., FAQs, client and surveyor education).
- Collaborate with and advise the Accreditation Cycle Management Committee on Standards interpretation and process enhancements warranting improvements relevant to these GUs.
- Provide subject matter expertise to staff for client education programs and other resource development initiatives; as requested, serve as faculty for client and surveyor education programs.
- Comply with all Governance Unit and AAAHC policies.
Composition, Expertise or Experience Required
- Professional technical, administrative or clinical expertise in the assigned area.
- Interest in promoting quality in ambulatory care specific to a single specialty, ambulatory practice setting or technology / procedure area (e.g., lipsotripsy, radiology).
- AAAHC surveyor experience preferred, but not required.
Benefits of Membership
- Learn how Standards are developed, tested, interpreted, and assessed for ongoing relevance and currency.
- Contribute to the improvement of ambulatory care quality and patient outcomes.