The Process Working Group values procedures that are transparent, straightforward, economical as to effort and burden, and that support investigation, innovation, and improvement.
Reporting and verification requirements should be tailored to minimize reporting burdens and verification demands. Smart, risk-sensitive reporting and review heuristics will improve quality assurance with a focus on quality, not compliance. Required reports should be brief, processes transparent, timeliness and clear communications the norm.
The Working Group is charged with outlining AAQEP’s accreditation process and specifying features that will encourage investigation and innovation in place of compliance, and that are consistent without being rigid or inflexible.