HealthMarch 31, 2021

Wolters Kluwer to publish the American Journal of Medical Quality and expand the discourse on the field of medical quality globally

Wolters Kluwer, Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that it has been named publisher of American Journal of Medical Quality (AJMQ), the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ).

"Our new partnership with Wolters Kluwer is the next step in our journal's development as the research voice of ACMQ, and for the growing international community of professionals working tirelessly to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effective delivery of medical care," said ACMQ President Donald E. Casey Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, DFACMQ. "Wolters Kluwer brings a combination of professional publishing excellence and innovative support toward our mission of advancing leadership and education in health care quality management."

AJMQ is recognized as the leading forum for research and perspectives on strategies to improve the delivery and management of health care across patient populations, professional disciplines, and healthcare settings. First published in 1986, AJMQ has chronicled the evolution of the medical quality movement and methods of quality assessment and improvement. 

Each issue of AJMQ presents important new research of interest to all healthcare professionals responsible for providing leadership in quality and safety outcomes. Topics include evaluation of quality improvement initiatives and quality metrics, value-based care, education and training, documentation (including the role of electronic health records), and the role of telehealth and other digital technologies. Recently published and upcoming papers will document the unprecedented and ongoing transformations in care brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, AJMQ’s Editor-in-Chief and Emeritus Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH), home to one of the nation’s leading degree programs in quality and safety, said: “I am thrilled with this new partnership and I believe that together we can bring our readers the best scholarship in quality and safety available anywhere. It is critical to understand how to reduce error and waste, in order to save our failing and expensive system in the post-pandemic era.” 

The January/February 2021 issue of AJMQ was the first published by Wolters Kluwer. An updated journal website is now live at www.ajmqonline.com, including the latest early-online publications. ACMQ members will continue to receive each issue as a benefit of membership. Manuscripts may be submitted at www.editorialmanager.com/ajmq/.

"We are honored to be selected as publisher of American Journal of Medical Quality, the longest-standing peer-reviewed journal in the field of medical quality, and are eager to enhance the dialogue around the delivery and  management of healthcare." said Jennifer Brogan, Vice President, Journal Publishing & Society Services, Health Learning, Research & Practice, Wolters Kluwer. "We look forward to working with ACMQ on the continued growth of this critically important title."

About American Journal of Medical Quality (AJMQ)

Published bimonthly, AJMQ (www.ajmqonline.com) features original, peer-reviewed articles by noted experts in the field and is frequently cited as a literature source in medicine. AJMQ is focused on keeping readers informed of the resources, processes, and perspectives contributing to quality health care services. This peer-reviewed journal presents a forum for the exchange of ideas, strategies, and methods in improving the delivery and management of health care. Follow AJMQ on Twitter: @AjmQonline.

About the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)

ACMQ (www. acmq.org) is the organization for health care professionals responsible for providing leadership in quality and safety outcomes, who want or need the tools, experience, and expertise to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Membership in ACMQ provides you with a gateway to resources, programs, professional development opportunities and a greater recognition of quality issues by the entire health care field. Follow ACMQ on Twitter: @ACMQ_4all.

About Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH)

Thomas Jefferson University, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, established the nation’s first College of Population Health in 2008. Dedicated to advancing population health and improving healthcare quality and safety, Jefferson College of Population Health offers exemplary graduate academic programs and continuing education offerings that prepare health professionals to lead transformational change in today’s dynamic environment. 

For more information, visit www.Jefferson.edu/PopulationHealth. Follow JCPH on Twitter @JeffersonJCPH or LinkedIn @Jefferson College of Population Health.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

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