An important component of MHQP’s efforts to improve healthcare quality are the practical resources and educational materials that we produce and make widely available to physicians, patients, and anyone with an interest in the topic. These products and tools are developed and updated collaboratively with many other stakeholder organizations—including physicians’ and patients’ groups—to ensure that they are informative, accurate, and reliable.
Our goal is to develop materials that help doctors deliver high-quality health care and patients understand how to get the best care possible for themselves and their families. We also hope to encourage open, productive communications between doctors and patients so that they may work together effectively to optimize health.
Our healthcare quality and measurement resources include:
MHQP developed and disseminates best practice and routine care guidelines for adult preventive care, pediatric preventive care, and perinatal care. MHQP also offers guidance on creating an asthma action plan, which helps patients and families work with their physicians to manage asthma effectively.
MHQP’s Massachusetts Provider Database (MPD) is a unique resource that maps providers by specialty (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) to their practice locations and to their medical groups and contracting networks.
MHQP is a founding member of the Massachusetts Child Health Quality Coalition, which focuses on pediatric healthcare quality improvement.
MHQP developed this website to help people across Massachusetts find the right primary care physician or pediatrician for their families.
MHQP and Consumer Reports developed this educational brochure that explains how patients can work with doctors to create a better health care experience.
Massachusetts MHQP led this two-year statewide effort to extend the reach of the national Choosing Wisely campaign, which focused on reducing unnecessary care.