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Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP)
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) sponsor this program. It promotes quality health care for people with diabetes. This site features a list of doctors noted for this effort.
Heart/Stroke Recognition Program
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association sponsor this program. It promotes quality health care for people with heart disease or who have suffered strokes. This site features a list of doctors noted for this effort.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
This organization evaluates and accredits U.S. health care organizations and programs. You can search for JCAHO-accredited providers and review institution-specific quality reports in the Quality Check section.
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is made up of more than 150 private and public organizations that use their purchasing power to improve health care safety. It offers information to help people make informed choices about their healthcare. On this site, you can compare hospitals and providers based on quality and safety practices.
Physician Practice Connections (PPC)
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Bridges to Excellence developed this program. On this site, you’ll find a list of doctors who improve patient care by using up-to-date information and systems.
The Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare
This is a research effort of the Dartmouth Medical School. Its aim is to explain how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. Site visitors can create a variety of reports using the project’s large health care claims database.
The Hypertension Initiative of South Carolina
More than 250 providers participate in this program. Its goal is to improve the heart health of South Carolinians. On this site, you’ll find information from providers who track treatment and patient outcomes. The organization encourages doctors to become certified Hypertension Specialists.
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