Here is a handy list to help those who use NQF-endorsed
measures easily access some of the key NQF tools and resources. As the number
of State and community leaders involved in measurement and public reporting grows,
NQF is committed to helping streamline and support those important efforts.
Search and Compare NQF-Endorsed® Measures (back to top)
Identify Opportunities for Alignment (back to top)
- See where to start or
expand your measurement and public reporting in ways that align with other
regions and with federal program requirements, using the Community Tool to Align Measurement.
- Search and
compare ‘portfolios’ or lists of measures created in the Quality
Positioning System (QPS) by groups at
the local, state and national levels who use NQF-endorsed measures. Learn what
others are doing and identify ways to align with national requirements.
- Track the
measures likely to be used in federal reporting requirements and
performance-based payment programs by following the work of the Measure
Applications Partnership (MAP) to
provide input to the Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS).
- To determine which measures are best suited for your efforts, use the same Measure Selection Criteria developed by the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to assess measure sets used in federal payment and public reporting programs.
- Assess similarities
and differences in State
reporting of adverse events to identify gaps and opportunities for improving
safety in your region.
- Consider ways to
measure and improve quality of care for people with multiple chronic conditions, to refine and align how your region approaches this
Collaborate and Learn from Others (back to top)
- Create your own ‘portfolio’
or list of measures in the Quality Positioning System (QPS), then make it public for others to view and compare,
send it to colleagues for collaboration, or keep it private.
- Discover which NQF-endorsed
measures are being used by 16 AF4Q communities, along with practical insights
about their experience (impact, success
factors and barriers), via the Community Tool to Align Measurement.
- Listen and learn best
practices through the Partnership for Patients – National Priorities Partnership
Patient Safety Webinar Series. Past webinars are available for viewing.
- Participate in NQF’s education programs to stay up-to-date with
the continuously changing quality improvement landscape.
Get More Value from Electronic Data Sources (back to top)
Communicate about Measurement and Public Reporting (back to top)
- Use any of these
materials in discussion at the local, state or national level
Take Your Seat at the Table (back to top)
- Help shape the
future of healthcare measurement and quality improvement by joining NQF.
- Get involved by
checking out the Calendar of NQF Activities and opportunities for engagement in measure
- Set reminders for
when to get involved by tracking endorsement projects, nominations, comments or
appeals, and upcoming NQF activities using My Dashboard.
Prepare for the Future (back to top)
- Track the work of the following NQF-related groups and projects that
impact the future of health care quality improvement:
Have questions or ideas?
Diane Stollenwerk, NQF Vice President for Community Alliances, at 202-783-1300.
You may also email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.