The Institute for Medical Qualityâ€™s (IMQ) mission is to be an innovative leader in improving the quality of care provided to patients across the continuum of health care. It does this by encouraging, developing and implementing programs which effectively measure and improve the quality of care provided to people in California and beyond.
What makes IMQ special is its heavy emphasis on education, counseling, and direct involvement of practicing physicians. Its programs include ambulatory care facility accreditation, the Consolidated Accreditation and Licensure Survey (CALS), Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation and certification, correctional health care accreditation and membership, peer review and medical staff consultations, medical ethics, and a wide array of educational programs.
IMQ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit subsidiary of the California Medical Association. (Visit imq.org to learn more.)