Health Care Links


This page is edited periodically and provides links and information related to the Health Care Quality industry.

Hypertext links to other Internet sites enable you to leave our site and are provided for your reference and convenience only. ABQAURP has no control over Internet sites accessible through these links and therefore, we cannot and do not make any representation to you about these sites or the material available there. The fact that we have made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by ABQAURP of any of these sites or any material or further links found there.

DIPLOMATES and MEMBERS! Do you have a website you would like to promote? Would you like a link to your website added to the “Health Care Links” page of the ABQAURP website?

Email with your request. Please send your full contact information along with your member ID# and website address. We will review your site and, once approved, we will add the link. Visit this site often to see the latest additions to your 'cyber' colleagues. The links provided to other sites are not Professionals with ABQAURP, and ABQAURP is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites.

Diplomate - A. Michael Marasco DPM, FACFAS - Medical Surgical and OrthopedicTreatment of the Foot and Ankle
Dr. Marasco is a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana. He is a graduate of the University of Denver and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, College of Podiatric Medicine. His training and experience involves the medical, surgical and orthopedic treatment of the foot and ankle, podiatric sports medicine, diabetic foot care and wound management.

Diplomate - Teri Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CHCQM-CM, CCM - Ascent Care Management, LLC
Ascent provides a wide range of services in support of high quality care management. Formed in 2009 following years of corporate and practice management experience, Ascent combines expertise and experience to develop meaningful solutions tailored to each client's needs. Ascent provides consultative services related to case management in hospital, payor, and medical group practice settings to align case management practice within the framework of the patient-centered primary care home / Accountable Care Organization rubric. We enhance quality through alignment with healthcare regulations and accreditation standards to deliver cost-reducing care management strategies.

Diplomate - David P. Sniezek, DC, MD, CHCQM
Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Center is an integrative health practice with facilities in Washington, DC and McLean, Virginia. The practice is a unique blend of conventional and complementary medicine that is patient centered and utilizes safe and evidence-based treatments. The focus is on our patients, who they are, how they live and what their personal goals may be as well as on how lifestyle impacts illnesses, injury and chronic medical conditions. In like manner, believing that two hands are better than one, we utilize traditional western as well as oriental medicine approaches to similar conditions.

Health Breach Notification Updates:
FTC Warns Health Apps and Connected Device Companies to Comply With Health Breach Notification Rule (September 15, 2021)

STATEMENT OF THE COMMISSION On Breaches by Health Apps and Other Connected Devices (September 15, 2021)

FTC Health Breach Notification Rule (August 29, 2009)

Other Resources:
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee
The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recommends to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria relating to the implementation of a health information technology infrastructure, nationally and locally, that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information.

Huddle For Care
Huddle for Care is a new resource for improving care transitions, in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, it is an interactive website and mobile application for story sharing among care transition innovators and implementers. The site is a collaborative to discuss challenges and develop solutions for transitional care programs that are tailored to specific program and patient needs.

MyHealthfinder Tool
Preventive Services Recommendations from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Health care recommendations are generated by the MyHealthfinder tool, which provides consumers with personalized, evidence-based clinical prevention recommendations in just a few clicks.

The MyHealthfinder recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as advised by organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (through the Bright Futures cooperative agreement) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).

National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO)
The National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) was formed by the majority of URAC-accredited independent review organizations (IRO). The need for uniform regulations from state to state and a uniform application process is what brought NAIRO together. The primary objective of NAIRO is to simplify the regulated independent review organization application process and independent medical peer review requirements among the states.

NAIRO is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the independent medical peer review processes. Utilizing the expertise of hundreds of board-certified clinicians throughout the country, NAIRO members embrace an evidence-based approach to independent medical peer review, in order to resolve coverage disputes between enrollees and their health plans.

Patient Safety Network (PSNet)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced it has launched a new Web site, Patient Safety Network (PSNet), which is a national "one-stop" portal of resources for improving patient safety and preventing medical errors.

PSNet is the first comprehensive effort to help health care providers, administrators, and consumers learn about all aspects of patient safety. The site provides a wide variety of information on patient safety resources, tools, conferences. PSNet users can customize the site around their unique interests and needs by creating a "My PSNet" page.

PSNet is the latest patient safety improvement endeavor by AHRQ, which leads the federal government's effort to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors. AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of human health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic

National Library of Medicine
Obtain access to NLM for literature searches, research information, thousands of images and FREE direct access to MEDLINE.

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.