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NQF to Launch New Tools Focused on Using Quality Measures for Improvement
Date:7/18/2013

heir healthcare quality improvement activities. The Quality Positioning System (QPS) is the most comprehensive and reliable source for finding NQF-endorsed measures, and includes useful features such as the ability to create portfolios – customized lists of NQF-endorsed measures. Since QPS’ initial launch in 2011, thousands of users have tested and used the interactive features, resulting in the creation of more than 70 public portfolios.

Driven by feedback from users, QPS Version 2.0 includes several enhancements, such as the ability to search for measures by their inclusion in Federal reporting and payment programs, provide feedback any time about the use and usefulness of measures, and view measures that are no longer NQF-endorsed, along with other key enhancements.

NQF will host a launch webinar to introduce the Field Guide to NQF Resources and QPS Version 2.0 on July 26 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET. Registration is now available online (http://bit.ly/15GUZNK). The webinar will include a walk-through of the Field Guide to NQF Resources and a detailed QPS tutorial highlighting the new features available to users. NQF President and CEO Christine Cassel, MD, and Anne Weiss, team director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will provide opening remarks.

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NQF operates under a three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by:

  •     building consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement and working in partnership to achieve them;
  •     endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and
  •     promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.

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