The purpose of the Iowa Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) is to:
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to members of IAHQ for continuation of formal education, completion of a certification exam or completion of a certification exam review course. The scholarship amount is yet to be determined for 2015 and will be determined by the IHAQ Board. Click here for more information.
IHAQ annually grants the Outstanding Iowa Quality Profession Award to recognize a dynamic and passionate IHAQ member who has demonstrated enthusiasm and leadership with local, state and/or national health care associations and has made contributions to health care quality through consultation, publications and presentations. Click here to apply.
The Rising Star Award is presented to an IAHQ member who has shown signification participation in local, state and/or national health care associations. Click here to apply.
2018 IAHQ Spring Conference, April 18, IHA Conference Center, Des Moines2018 IHA Annual Meeting, October 9-11, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) status recognizes the professionals and academic achievement through the individual’s participation in this international voluntary certification program. Certification demonstrates your knowledge base and ability to be a “quality leader.”
Individuals obtaining certification demonstrate a knowledge base of multiple parameters of health care quality: physician credentialing, data collection and analysis, risk management, information management, education and training, process improvement and leadership. A strong foundation of these principles prepares the quality professional to meet these demands and set priorities for process-improvement activities in their organization.
Attaining certification often opens new career paths for individuals who may have been doing “quality work” as part of another job but who may want to move entirely into health care quality.
Click here for more information on CPHQ.
Phyllis McDonald, PresidentQuality Management SpecialistSkiff Medical Center, Newton
Iris Vering, Immediate Past PresidentDirector of Quality ServicesWaverly Health Center, Waverly
Melanie Boyd, SecretaryChief Patient Experience OfficerClarke County Hospital, Osceola
Shawna Forst, Communications LiaisonService Excellence ManagerPella Regional Health Center, Pella
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Jennifer Nutt, Staff Liaison (515-288-1955)