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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All four models included the same predictor variables as described in the All- Cause Unplanned Readmission Measure for 30 Days Post Discharge from Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (National Quality Forum 2014).
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.9The report's primary recommendation was to approach that issue differently depending on the context.
The National Quality Forum rejects about 30 percent of the proposed measures, Opelka said.
(10.) National Quality Forum. NQF in the Quality Landscape.
The measures have been endorsed by such national panels as the National Quality Forum, and hospitals have already been reporting their performance on them through Medicare's Hospital Compare website.
The National Quality Forum has endorsed 21 new measures in caring for both long-term residents and short-stay patients, to be used on Nursing Home Compare (view a list of the measures at www.ItImagazine.com/21Measures)
Providence was one of three honorees to receive the award from The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission.
Additionally, ONS will become a member of the National Quality Forum, an organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality through creation of national consensus standards, performance measurement, education, and outreach.
In January 2009, HHS awarded a contract to the National Quality Forum (NQF), under which HHS will reimburse NQF for its costs and pay additional fixed fees.
Binder serves on the National Quality Forum's Serious Reportable Events Steering Committee, the National Priorities Partnership Board, the Critical Care Roundtable, and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Interactive Patient Care.
and a premier supplier of clinical documentation solutions, cites the recent endorsement by the National Quality Forum (NQF) of 70 new combined quality measures along with continued CIO pressure to achieve meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), as impetus for expanding their QualityAnalytics(TM) data mining software.
Named the National Quality Forum Scholars Initiative, the goal of the project was three-fold: to depart from individual hospital-based efforts, to expand the scope of nursing professionals as a whole, and to have a direct impact on bedside nursing focusing on informatics, EBP, and quality.
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