IHA now offers a peer review program for hospitals wishing to avail themselves of this service. This program
has been found to be particularly helpful to hospitals with small medical staffs and may not feel confident
that their internal peer review process is an effective one. Through this program, similarly sized
hospitals are able to exchange, with absolute confidentiality, medical records which may need particular
scrutiny. Peer review findings are sent back to the originating hospital with comments and recommendations
for improved care. This program has added a much needed element of professionalism and objectivity to the
peer review process in rural Idaho.