OCT 31, 2013NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has elected six new members to its Board of Directors. The NQF Board of Directors guides NQF on strategic and policy issues. The Board is composed of 31 voting members - key public- and private- sector leaders who represent major stakeholders in America’s healthcare system. Consumers and those who purchase healthcare hold a simple majority of the at-large seats.
SEP 30, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Gastrointestinal Measure
The NQF Board of Directors has endorsed an additional gastrointestinal quality measure, addressing colonoscopy screening rates in patients with a history of colonic polyps.
AUG 16, 2013NQF Endorses Gastrointestinal Measures
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has endorsed two gastrointestinal quality measures, addressing colonoscopy screening rates and mortality rates for patients with diagnosed gastrointestinal hemorrhages.
JUL 18, 2013NQF to Launch New Tools Focused on Using Quality Measures for Improvement
The National Quality Forum (NQF) will soon launch two tools during a July 26th webinar designed to help users navigate the many healthcare quality measurement and reporting resources available to them. Developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Field Guide to NQF Resources and QPS Version 2.0 allow users to quickly and easily access the information they need to support their quality measurement, reporting, and improvement efforts.
JUL 11, 2013National Standards to Evaluate Health Care Quality Based On How Patients Feel
National quality assessment programs usually measure and reward practices based on improving clinical processes such as re-hospitalization or infection rates. While this type of information is important and useful to clinicians, it doesn’t always take into account what is most important to the patient and families of the patient receiving care, such as the management of long-term symptoms or ability to conduct daily activities.
JUN 26, 2013New National Quality Forum (NQF) CEO Dr. Christine Cassel Testifies at U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing on June 26th
NQF President and CEO Christine Cassel, MD testifies today before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee at a 10:00am hearing (215 Dirksen) focused on health care quality and the path forward for improvement. She will speak to how performance measures have evolved over the last decade, as well as her vision for how NQF can more swiftly and effectively foster quality improvement through measurement.
MAY 07, 2013National Quality Forum Testifies at U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing
NQF testifies today before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, at a 10:00am hearing focused on options for repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and reforming the Medicare physician payment system to reward quality and value.
APR 24, 2013Dr. Christine Cassel and Four Other NQF Board Members Named to Modern Healthcare’s List of Most Influential Physicians
Incoming President and CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF), Christine K. Cassel, MD, has been named among the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare for 2013. Joining Dr. Cassel on the list are four members of the NQF Board of Directors.
APR 12, 2013NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for Four Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has removed time-limited endorsement status from four measures focused on psychosocial functioning in children and adolescents, participation in a national dose index registry, and diagnostic evaluation and suicide risk assessment for children and adolescents with major depressive disorders.
MAR 06, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Infectious Disease Measures
The NQF Board of Directors has endorsed two additional infectious disease measures addressing severe sepsis and sepsis shock, and testing for chronic hepatitis C.
MAR 06, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Neurology Measures
The NQF Board of Directors has endorsed five neurological measures related to imaging and care for dementia and epilepsy, after endorsing 14 measures focused on stroke treatment in November 2012.
MAR 06, 2013NQF Endorses Two Additional Pulmonary Measures
The NQF Board of Directors has endorsed two additional measures focused on readmission rates for patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia.
FEB 04, 2013NQF-Convened Group Provides Recommendations on Measures for Federal Healthcare Programs
At the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP), a public-private partnership convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), has submitted its second annual round of input regarding the performance measures currently under consideration for use in federal programs.
JAN 31, 2013National Priorities Partnership Names Dr. Susan Frampton as its New Co-Chair
NPP has named Susan Frampton, PhD, president of Planetree, as the new co-chair of the group. Dr. Frampton has worked for over ten years with Planetree, a not-for-profit advocacy, consultation, and membership organization.
JAN 31, 2013NQF Upholds Endorsement of Planned Readmissions Measures
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has upheld endorsement of three measures addressing planned readmissions, following an ad-hoc review period.
JAN 16, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Patient Safety Measures
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has endorsed two measures related to patient falls. The measures were originally evaluated in phase 2 of NQF’s patient safety: complications measure endorsement project, which had 12 measures endorsed in December 2012.
JAN 09, 2013NQF Endorses Additional Pulmonary Measure
The NQF Board of Directors has endorsed a measure focused on mortality rates for patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
JAN 08, 2013NQF Endorses Infectious Disease Measures
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has endorsed 14 infectious disease quality measures, addressing issues such as appropriate treatment for upper respiratory infections, screening for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases in HIV/AIDS patients, and vaccination and treatment for hepatitis C.
DEC 17, 2012Dr. Christine Cassel Named New President and CEO of the National Quality Forum
DEC 17, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Set of Complication-Related Patient Safety Measures
DEC 12, 2012NQF Elects New Member Council Leadership
DEC 06, 2012NQF Elects New Members to its Board of Directors
NOV 05, 2012NQF Endorses Behavioral Health Measures
NOV 05, 2012NQF Endorses Neurology Measures
OCT 30, 2012NEW DATE - Find NQF-Endorsed Measures Faster and Easier: NQF Launches its Quality Positioning System Version 1.0
OCT 24, 2012Find NQF-Endorsed Measures Faster and Easier: NQF Launches its Quality Positioning System Version 1.0
OCT 23, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Cancer Measures
OCT 23, 2012NQF Endorses Population Health Measures
AUG 20, 2012National Quality Forum Names Mountain States Health Alliance Winner of 2012 National Quality Healthcare Award
AUG 10, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Complication-Related Patient Safety Measures
AUG 10, 2012NQF Endorses Cancer Measures
AUG 10, 2012NQF Endorses Care Coordination Measures
AUG 10, 2012NQF Endorses Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Measures
AUG 01, 2012NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for 13 Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status
JUL 31, 2012NQF Endorses Pulmonary and Critical Care Measures
JUL 19, 2012NQF to Host Webinar Exploring Current Systems and Approaches to Tracking Healthcare Measures
JUN 29, 2012NQF Board of Directors Upholds Endorsement of All-Cause Readmissions Measure
JUN 19, 2012NQF Endorses Complications-Related Patient Safety Measures
JUN 04, 2012Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries to HHS
JUN 04, 2012Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations to HHS on New Quality Reporting Programs
MAY 07, 2012NQF Approves Expansion of Settings for Nursing Home Measures
MAY 03, 2012NQF Endorses Multiple Chronic Conditions Measurement Framework
MAY 03, 2012NQF Endorses Prevention Care and Screening Measures
MAY 02, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Surgical Measures
APR 24, 2012NQF Endorses All-Cause Unplanned Readmissions Measures
APR 02, 2012NQF Endorses Additional Resource Use Measures
APR 02, 2012NQF Endorses Perinatal Measures
APR 02, 2012NQF Endorses Renal Measures
MAR 13, 20122011 John M Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
MAR 01, 2012NQF Launches New Tool to Help Align Performance Measurement
MAR 01, 2012NQF President and CEO Janet Corrigan Announces Plans to Step Down
FEB 14, 2012NQF Endorses Palliative and End-of-Life Care Measures
FEB 13, 2012NQF Retires 22 Measures
FEB 13, 2012Partnerships Between Hospitals and Community Organizations to be Discussed in Upcoming Patient Safety Webinar
FEB 06, 2012Measure Applications Partnership Submits Recommendations for Post-Acute Care and Long-Term Care to HHS
FEB 02, 2012Multi-Stakeholder Group Weighs-in on Quality Measures for Use in Federal Healthcare Programs
JAN 31, 2012NQF Endorses Resource Use Measures
JAN 31, 2012NQF Endorses Surgical Measures
JAN 24, 2012Effectiveness of Broad Health Improvement Goals Illustrated in Case Studies from the National Priorities Partnership
JAN 18, 2012NQF Removes Time-Limited Endorsement for 21 Measures; Measures Now Have Endorsed Status
JAN 17, 2012NQF Endorses Cardiovascular Measures
JAN 17, 2012NQF Endorses Patient Safety Measures
JAN 17, 2012NQF Endorses Regionalized Emergency Medical Care Framework