Resources 


Value Sets in Quality Measurement and Clinical-Decision Support: NQF's Perspective
– March 2010

NQF President and CEO Janet Corrigan submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, offering insight on how vocabulary subsets and value sets should be created, distributed, and maintained in order to facilitate meaningful use of electronic health records. Read the comments 

HITEP and the Quality Data Set
– October 2009

NQF convened HITEP II in 2009 to help healthcare stakeholders address quality goals set out in recent legislation. Accordingly, HITEP II came together to draft a "quality data set" – a collective framework of electronic clinical terms – designed to support automated quality measurement. Read the report 

Recommended Common Data Types and Prioritized Performance Measures for Electronic Healthcare Information Systems 
–June 2009

In 2007, NQF convened an expert panel – the Health IT Expert Panel (HITEP) – to spearhead efforts to develop a set of clearly defined, universally adopted clinical definitions for use in quality measurement and reporting. HITEP later issued a report recommending common data types and prioritized performance measures for electronic healthcare information systems. Read the final report  

Wired for Quality: The Intersection of Health IT and Healthcare Quality
- March 2008

This issue brief explores how health IT can improve the quality of healthcare, and envisions a healthcare system of the future in which performance data are collected and acted upon in real time. Read the issue brief