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Date:11/12/2009

Quality Data Set Provides Framework for Integrating Data to Measure Quality of Care Patients Receive

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum (NQF) announced today the release of the Quality Data Set (QDS), a common technological framework for defining clinical data necessary to measure performance and accelerate improvement in patients' quality of care. The QDS framework provides a standardized set of data that should be captured in patients' electronic health records and is applicable to all care settings a patient is likely to use in his or her lifetime.

"Providing a common data resource for all stakeholders in the quality-measures supply chain will allow us to align our efforts and improve the comparability of quality reports while dramatically reducing the burden of quality measurement," said Paul Tang, MD, MS, chair of the expert panel that drafted the QDS. "This is a dynamic structure that will continue to grow and expand to meet future needs of quality measurement." Dr. Tang is vice president and chief medical information officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and consulting associate professor of medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University.

To date, collecting and reporting meaningful healthcare performance data has been a largely manual process, which not only creates burden, but can be inefficient and lead to inconsistent results. The QDS acts as a dictionary for quality measurement, providing a standardized core set of data. Common definitions are the foundation of strong benchmarking and performance comparison. NQF soon will begin requiring measures submitted for endorsement to include e-specifications that align with the QDS framework.

"We are so pleased that we now have this fundamental building block for quality measurement and improvement," said Janet Corrigan, NQF president and CEO. "The Quality Data Set will help ensure that measure dev
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