A Medical History Questionnaire Credential (MHQC) for nursing professionals records the medical histories of patients for the purpose of providing them with better care and improved quality of life. The MHQC is an accredited, comprehensive credential program designed to ensure the validity of the medical histories collected and to strengthen the credibility of those involved in the medical history collection process.
The MHQC credential is a way to help ensure that nurses applying for a medical history collection role have the skills and knowledge they need to collect the information safely, accurately, and consistently. It includes information ranging from the basics of medical terminology to complex topics such as medical ethics, legal and professional standards, and best practices. In addition, it includes topics such as health & wellness, nutrition, and health care-related support services.
By completing the program and earning the credential, nurses demonstrate their commitment to providing high-quality care and to reliable medical history collection services. The credential adds value to the overall effectiveness of health care practitioners and the quality of care that they provide. With the MHQC in place, nursing professionals can confidently and safely collect and report medical history information, helping to improve patient care and public health outcomes.