The Committee on Quality Management and Departmental Administration (QMDA) is charged with the responsibility of continuously reviewing all matters pertaining to peer-review, quality management, departmental administration and other related issues relevant to the membership’s practice of the medical specialty of anesthesiology. In addition, the committee serves as the liaison to accrediting organizations and also provides consultation services within the scope of committee responsibilities.

Member service is a priority for QMDA and central to this concept is the development of information to assist members in advancing health care quality and the quality and management of their departments. These services are broad and include development and maintenance of member resources, provision of consultation services and direct responses to ASA member questions.

Recently, the QMDA committee updated and published two important ASA member resources – “Hospital Interpretive Guidelines (IGs) – Policy Templates and Resources” and the “Manual for Anesthesia Department Organization and Management”...

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