Quality

Diversity, Not Test Scores, Equals Quality in Medicine

Quinn Capers IV, MD, a professor of cardiovascular medicine and vice dean for faculty affairs at The Ohio State University has long advocated for increased diversity in medicine and for physicians to be activists.

As protests broke out across the globe in response to the killing of George Floyd, Capers sent out a tweet to inspire Black boys who want to be doctors, but may lack visible role models.


Medscape caught up with the interventional cardiologist. Our original interview was conducted before the recent controversy over a paper in the Journal

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Office of Health Care Quality


OHCQ

7120 Samuel Morse Drive

Second Floor

Columbia, MD 21046-3422



 

The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is the agency within the Maryland Department of Health charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland’s health care facilities and community-based programs.

The Office of Health Care Quality licenses and certifies facilities and programs throughout Maryland. Licensing authorizes a facility to do business in the state. Certification authorizes a facility to participate in Medicare and Medicaid  Programs. OHCQ surveys these facilities and programs to determine compliance with State and federal regulations, which set forth minimum standards for the delivery of care.

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OHCQ’s mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Maryland’s citizens and to ensure there is public confidence in the health care and community service delivery systems.

OHCQ’s vision is that all those receiving care in Maryland can trust that their health care facility

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American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory, musculoskele… – PubMed

The purpose of this Position Stand is to provide guidance to professionals who counsel and prescribe individualized exercise to apparently healthy adults of all ages. These recommendations also may apply to adults with certain chronic diseases or disabilities, when appropriately evaluated and advised by a health professional. This document supersedes the 1998 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Position Stand, “The Recommended Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness, and Flexibility in Healthy Adults.” The scientific evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of exercise is indisputable, and the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks in most adults. A program of regular exercise that includes cardiorespiratory, resistance, flexibility, and neuromotor exercise training beyond activities of daily living to improve and maintain physical fitness and health is essential for most adults. The ACSM recommends that most adults engage in moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise training for ≥30 min·d

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Committed to Quality – Carroll Hospital Center


































Superior Commitment. Exceptional Care. Always.
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