The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a unique, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to improve healthcare quality by setting national priorities and goals for performance improvement, endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance, and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.
The latest news about NQF and its work can be found below. Additional resources, including a press kit and more information about NQF publications, can be found in the navigation box on the left-hand side of this page.
Recent NQF Press Releases
JUL 23, 2014NQF Board Approves Trial Period to Test Impact of Risk Adjustment of Performance Measures for Sociodemographic Factors
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Board of Directors overwhelmingly ratified today a robust trial for a defined period that will assess the impact and implications of risk adjusting relevant quality measures for sociodemographic factors, prior to making a permanent change to NQF policy.
JUL 21, 2014NQF Statement: NQF Supports Quality Provisions of the IMPACT Act H.R. 44994/S. 2553
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has offered its support for the quality provisions included the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act, H.R. 4994/S. 2553). In a letter to the leadership of the House Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committees, NQF commended the legislation as “bi-partisan, bi-cameral and tak[ing] important steps towards strengthening quality in the post-acute setting.”
JUN 26, 2014NQF Names Dr. Helen Burstin Chief Scientific Officer
The National Quality Forum (NQF) today announced the appointment of Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP to Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Burstin has served as the Senior Vice President for Performance Measurement since joining NQF in 2007. In her new role, she will provide strategic guidance to all NQF work from the perspective of current and emerging measurement science.
MAY 29, 2014Presidential Advisory Council Recommends Systems Engineering to Improve Health Care
In a new report released today, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), recommends implementing a "systems engineering" approach to achieve lower cost and higher quality in healthcare.
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