Affinity Strategies

Client Spotlight: The American College of Medical Quality

Amy Thomasson
July 27, 2021

Affinity Strategies was thrilled to bring onboard the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) in 2020. Unlike some of our clients that focus on a particular medical specialty or sub-specialty, ACMQ reaches across all disciplines to physicians, nurses, residents, medical students, academics, and others who want or need the tools, experience, and expertise to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

ACMQ is the organization for healthcare professionals responsible for providing leadership in quality and safety outcomes. The College’s mission is to provide leadership and education to their growing community of dedicated members, who represent current and future leadership in medical quality management.

The organization has a nearly 50-year legacy of pioneering support for the implementation and innovation of quality-based medicine. ACMQ was founded in Pennsylvania in 1973 as the American College of Utilization Review Physicians. In 1991 the name was changed to the American College of Medical Quality to reflect the evolving changes in the specialty.

Here are some notable facts about the College:

  • ACMQ is the only medical specialty society for practitioners of medical quality management, recognized by the American Medical Association with a seat in the AMA House of Delegates.
  • ACMQ is an active member of the National Quality Forum (NQF), with several nationally recognized ACMQ quality experts who sit on key NQF Committees and Technical Expert Panels.
  • ACMQ is the owner and founder of the oldest peer-reviewed internationally renowned Quality journal in the world. The American Journal of Medical Quality (AJMQ) was founded in 1985 and is edited by David Nash, MD, Dean of the Thomas Jefferson College of Population Health, along with an illustrious Editorial Board consisting of the “who’s who” of international quality and patient safety experts.

Interested in learning more about the American College of Medical Quality? We encourage you to visit