Our interest in the Quality of care, the safety of patients and service providers, and the experience in the implementation of standards in quality healthcare is paramount. We have a long histroy of references to determine quality safety and experience and we want to do it together.

In the modern sense of evidence-based medicine and objectively measuring and tracking data to determine whether quality has been delivered and/or how to improve quality, Ernest Codman (1869-1940) may be the most notable American pioneer. Codman, a surgeon who began practicing medicine in 1895, advocated for record-keeping enabling retrospective analysis of how processes affected outcomes. He also advocated for practice standardization, and he helped lead the founding of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and its Hospital Standardization Program, which became the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Codman, like Ignaz Semelweiss, the pioneer of antisepsis in hospitals, serves as a historical example of a physician being rejected by other physicians for insisting that the status quo was detrimental to patients. He resigned from the Massachusetts General Hospital due to his colleagues' rejection of his quality measures and continued to practice and advocate for quality measures elsewhere.

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