Field Guide 
to NQF Resources

The Field Guide to NQF Resources is designed to help you more easily access basic information and NQF resources related to quality measurement. Each topic area expands to provide background about measurement, reporting, and NQF's role in the process, then directs you to a selection of resources designed to assist you with your quality measurement and reporting needs.

Where can I find a comprehensive list of NQF-endorsed measures?
A full list of NQF-endorsed measures is available through NQF's Quality Positioning System, better known as QPS. QPS is... Learn More

Why does NQF endorsement matter?
Only a select group of measures have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum. These measures have undergone careful evaluation... Learn More

How do I provide feedback on an NQF-endorsed® measure?
NQF welcomes input from measure implementers and users about how a measure works. Feedback on NQF-endorsed measures can be submitted any time... Learn More

How does NQF work to identify the areas for which measures are most needed to improve quality?
NQF does not develop measures. We do help to identify and analyze measure gaps and areas in which measures are needed but... Learn More

Why should I get my measure endorsed by NQF?
Because measures endorsed by NQF have met rigorous requirements, they are often preferred for use in national, state, and local programs that... Learn More

What is the National Quality Strategy?
The National Quality Strategy (NQS) is a nationwide effort to provide direction for improving the quality of health and healthcare in the United States. It is... Learn More

Who develops performance measures?
NQF does not develop or fund the development of measures, nor are measurement results reported to us. Our role in the measurement process is... Learn More

How can NQF help me learn more about measure endorsement, national partnerships and other NQF work?
There are a number of ways to get in touch with NQF, or to learn more about NQF and what we do. Listed below are... Learn More

How do I get involved in work at NQF?
There are a number of ways to get more involved with NQF, as a great way to stay on the leading edge of what's happening in quality measurement to... Learn More

How can I get simple definitions and descriptions of the terms and acronyms commonly used in NQF work?
The NQF Phrasebook takes some terms commonly used in NQF's material and provides brief, easy-to-understand definitions. The glossary includes... Learn More

Where can I find a comprehensive list of NQF-endorsed measures?
A full list of NQF-endorsed measures is available through NQF's Quality Positioning System, better known as QPS. QPS is... Learn More

Why does NQF endorsement matter?
Only a select group of measures have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum. These measures have undergone careful evaluation... Learn More

Where can I find measure specifications?
Specifications and related information for a given measure are often owned and kept current by the measure developer. You can find... Learn More

How do I provide feedback on an NQF-endorsed® measure?
NQF welcomes input from measure implementers and users about how a measure works. Feedback on NQF-endorsed measures can be submitted any time... Learn More

How does NQF work to identify the areas for which measures are most needed to improve quality?
NQF does not develop measures. We do help to identify and analyze measure gaps and areas in which measures are needed but... Learn More

What is the National Quality Strategy?
The National Quality Strategy (NQS) is a nationwide effort to provide direction for improving the quality of health and healthcare in the United States. It is... Learn More

Where can I learn about how others have used NQF-endorsed® measures?
Learning from others about their experiences using particular measures can help you save time and discover new ways to measure quality. NQF has developed ... Learn More

How can I compare measures used in national programs with measures I use for internal quality improvement?
NQF provides a number of resources to help you compare NQF-endorsed® measures used in national programs. First, the Quality Positioning System... Learn More

What is an eMeasure?
An eMeasure is a quality measure represented in structured Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) so that it can be interpreted by... Learn More

What's the best way to pick which measures to use?
Your group likely has its own measurement priorities, whether for internal quality improvement or for external reporting or payment... Learn More

Who develops performance measures?
NQF does not develop or fund the development of measures, nor are measurement results reported to us. Our role in the measurement process is... Learn More

How can I get simple definitions and descriptions of the terms and acronyms commonly used in NQF work?
The NQF Phrasebook takes some terms commonly used in NQF's material and provides brief, easy-to-understand definitions. The glossary includes ... Learn More

Where can I find a comprehensive list of NQF-endorsed measures?
A full list of NQF-endorsed measures is available through NQF's Quality Positioning System, better known as QPS. QPS is... Learn More

Why does NQF endorsement matter?
Only a select group of measures have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum. These measures have undergone careful evaluation... Learn More

How does NQF work to identify the areas for which measures are most needed to improve quality?
NQF does not develop measures. We do help to identify and analyze measure gaps and areas in which measures are needed but... Learn More

What is the National Quality Strategy?
The National Quality Strategy (NQS) is a nationwide effort to provide direction for improving the quality of health and healthcare in the United States. It is... Learn More

Where can I learn about how others have used NQF-endorsed® measures?
Learning from others about their experiences using particular measures can help you save time and discover new ways to measure quality. NQF has developed ... Learn More

How can I compare measures used in national programs with measures I use for internal quality improvement?
NQF provides a number of resources to help you compare NQF-endorsed® measures used in national programs. First, the Quality Positioning System... Learn More

What is an eMeasure?
An eMeasure is a quality measure represented in structured Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) so that it can be interpreted by... Learn More

What's the best way to pick which measures to use?
Your group likely has its own measurement priorities, whether for internal quality improvement or for external reporting or payment... Learn More

How can NQF help me learn more about measure endorsement, national partnerships and other NQF work?
There are a number of ways to get in touch with NQF, or to learn more about NQF and what we do. Listed below are... Learn More

How do I get involved in work at NQF?
There are a number of ways to get more involved with NQF, as a great way to stay on the leading edge of what's happening in quality measurement to... Learn More

How do I join NQF?
NQF is a multi-stakeholder organization with more than 400 organizational members from the public and private sectors at the local, state and national levels. Members include... Learn More

How do I provide feedback on an NQF-endorsed® measure?
NQF welcomes input from measure implementers and users about how a measure works. Feedback on NQF-endorsed measures can be submitted any time... Learn More

Why should I get my measure endorsed by NQF?
Because measures endorsed by NQF have met rigorous requirements, they are often preferred for use in national, state, and local programs that... Learn More

Where can I learn about how others have used NQF-endorsed® measures?
Learning from others about their experiences using particular measures can help you save time and discover new ways to measure quality. NQF has developed ... Learn More

What's the best way to pick which measures to use?
Your group likely has its own measurement priorities, whether for internal quality improvement or for external reporting or payment... Learn More

Who develops performance measures?
NQF does not develop or fund the development of measures, nor are measurement results reported to us. Our role in the measurement process is... Learn More

How can NQF help me learn more about measure endorsement, national partnerships and other NQF work?
There are a number of ways to get in touch with NQF, or to learn more about NQF and what we do. Listed below are... Learn More

How do I get involved in work at NQF?
There are a number of ways to get more involved with NQF, as a great way to stay on the leading edge of what's happening in quality measurement to... Learn More

How do I join NQF?
NQF is a multi-stakeholder organization with more than 400 organizational members from the public and private sectors at the local, state and national levels. Members include... Learn More

How can I get simple definitions and descriptions of the terms and acronyms commonly used in NQF work?
The NQF Phrasebook takes some terms commonly used in NQF's material and provides brief, easy-to-understand definitions. The glossary includes ... Learn More

Phrase Book 

A quick-reference glossary of measurement terms and phrases that are frequently used at NQF. 

Infographics 

Visual representations of some of the processes at NQF, including measure endorsement and partnerships. 

Profiles 

Learn more about how our members use NQF resources.