National Quality Forum


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National Quality Forum

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NQF

A private nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 and devoted to the systematic study of the implementation of optimal practices in the delivery of U.S. health care.
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Indeed, the National Quality Forum released a draft report in March 2014 on the question of whether to adjust the measures it endorses for factors such as race, ethnicity, income and education.
The National Quality Forum rejects about 30 percent of the proposed measures, Opelka said.
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In November of 2006 the National Quality Forum released of its definition of 28 Never Events.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has been particularly active in exploring how to transform guidelines into effective practice through HIT.
The National Quality Forum is seeking subcontractors on a HHS contract to help establish a portfolio of quality and efficiency measures that will enhance the federal government's ability to more clearly see how and whether healthcare spending is achieving the best results for patients and taxpayers.
Of the 175 measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum and selected for inclusion in the 2009 PQRI program, 126 (72%) have been developed by the AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI).
But Tang, who chaired a 2007 National Quality Forum panel on deriving quality measures from EHRs, wants to see a parallel development of clinical quality measures that can be pulled from EHRs, "so that when we get to 2014, we're not still relying on administrative codes.
Recently she participated on the steering committee for the National Quality Forum charged with recommendations for quality performance measures in care of patients with end-stage kidney disease as well as serving on the End Stage Renal Disease Network Board of Directors.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a private, not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality.
The National Quality Forum has released a set of voluntary home health performance measures, providing consumers, providers, and discharge planners a guide for gauging the quality of care in this popular setting.
Kizer, head of the National Quality Forum, a Washington nonprofit association, recently told the Washington Post.
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