NQF is now accepting nominations on a continual basis in addition to the formal Call for Nominations for each project. The new nominations form:
- enables a more convenient nomination process for individuals and organizations interested in serving on more than one committee;
- allows for simultaneous nominations and an easy way to update information.
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Nominations must be submitted by project-specific deadlines for nominees to be considered. You may edit your submitted nominations using the buttons above.
Expert and Stakeholder Bodies
- Measure Applications Partnership (MAP): MAP is a public-private partnership that reviews performance measures for potential use in federal public reporting and performance-based payment programs, while working to align measures being used in public- and private-sector programs.
- Consensus Development Process (CDP) Standing Committees: NQF consensus development projects, in which performance measures are evaluated for endorsement, are guided by topical steering committees. Each steering committee reviews measures using NQF's criteria and makes recommendations for endorsement to the NQF membership and governance bodies.
- Advisory Committees: Advisory committees may help to develop a project; provide topical expertise; ensure input is obtained from relevant stakeholders; review draft products; and make relevant recommendations on a topic or specific measurement and research priorities.
- Technical Expert Panels/Technical Advisory Panels: Select CDP projects may enlist the assistance of a technical expert or advisory panel to provide input to a Steering Committee on a specific topic or perspective related to measures under review. These panels provide specialized expertise on a defined topic. Technical expert and advisory panels may also be convened to make recommendations and/or provide guidance on various performance measurement issues and challenges.
- Action Teams: An Action Team is a small group of people brought together to take focused action on a National Quality Strategy priority area through multi-stakeholder collaboration. Action Teams follow NQF’s established best practices for identifying shared goals, building consensus, and taking collective action to achieve tangible results.
- Consensus Standards Approval Committee (CSAC): CSAC is a standing committee of the NQF Board of Directors. It is the governing body that makes endorsement recommendations regarding measures under review and that has the most direct responsibility for overseeing the strategic direction, implementation and improvements to NQF's Consensus Development Process.
- Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC): HITAC is a standing committee of the NQF Board of Directors. This committee, approved by the board of directors in 2009, provides specific expertise and strategic guidance on NQF's work in Health IT related work.
Measure Applications Partnership (MAP): MAP is a public-private partnership that reviews performance measures for potential use in federal public reporting and performance-based payment programs, while working to align measures being used in public- and private-sector programs.
Requirements for serving vary by type of committee, including the length of the term, time commitment, responsibilities and expectations. Committee members serve on a voluntary basis. Travel expenses for in-person meetings are covered by NQF. For more information, please see the project-specific web page and the Call for Nominations if available. You may also access the Steering Committee Guidebook (PDF).
To nominate either an individual or organization, you will need to log in with your NQF username. For login and additional technical assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To nominate an organization, an executive of that organization should submit the following information:
- Completed nomination form; and
- Optional: up to three relevant letters of support.
To nominate an individual subject matter expert, nominators or self-nominators should submit:
- Materials requested of organizations above;
- 100-word biography;
- Curriculum vitae (maximum of 20 pages); and
- Disclosure of Interest form (will be requested from NQF Committee Management office during formal Call for Nominations)
NQF Conflict of Interest Policies
In an effort to improve the experience of nominators and nominees, NQF is launching several improvements to our process.
- Nominations should be submitted with complete information in order to be considered for the selected Committees.
- Nominations forms can be updated at any time.
- Disclosure of interest forms will be solicited by the NQF Committee Management Office once the formal Call for Nominations for the Committee(s) has been initiated.
- Nominees will not need to submit another nomination during the project's formal call but will be invited to update their form before the deadline.
- Nominees are encouraged to check the Call for Nominations document for active projects to ensure their availability for scheduled meetings and conference calls. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Connie Bach at email@example.com.
Nominee Review and Consideration
- Please note nominees may not be contacted immediately. Nominations are submitted to a nominee pool and will be considered as openings for new experts become available or during a project's formal Call for Nominations period.
- Consideration of the nominee pool will begin once the formal Call for Nominations closes.
- NQF may follow up with you if there are questions about your nomination or need more information.
- Once NQF is ready to seat a committee, we will follow up to confirm nominee availability for the calls/meeting dates; nominees must be available for the calls and meetings to be eligible for consideration.
- Nominees will be notified of the nomination decision via email within 30 days of the close of the formal Call for Nominations.
- Nominees selected to sit on the Committee:
- Must confirm availability for meetings and conference calls
- A full roster and bios of the Committee will be posted online for a 14-day roster review.
- Nomination to the Committee is confirmed following the roster review, assuming no issues were identified.
- Nominees not selected to sit on the Committee will remain in the nominee pool for that Committee for two years.
For questions about the NQF nominations process, contact the NQF Committee Management Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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