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Informational graphic for the NQF Data Initiative.  Healthcare needs to improve and it can. Systems approaches have improved care and can address major healthcare challenges. Patients are a largely untapped resource: expand patient-generated data and ensure data are meaningful to patients. Systems improvement requires good data: integrate multiple data sources and provide timely and clinically relevant feedback. Using good data to accelerate progress remains a national challenge: lack of interoperability, too few tools for clinicians to use data, and difficulty scaling up what works best.
Data Needed for Systematically Improving Healthcare (white paper July 2015)
Bar graph shows percent distribution of endorsed and non-endorsed measures reviewed by MAP addressing NQS priorities. Bar graph includes 4 stacks of bars with 6 bars in each stack.  First stack is for finalized in programs. Patient and family engagement, 2%. Making care affordable, 4%. Best practices for healthy living, 14%. Communication and care coordination, 17%. Making care safer, 27%. Effective prevention and treatment, 36%. Second stack is for measures under consideration. Patient and family engagement, 4%. Making care affordable, 10%. Best practices for healthy living, 10%. Communication and care coordination, 18%. Making care safer, 39%. Effective prevention and treatment, 19%. Third stack is for recommended by MAP. Patient and family engagement, 4%. Making care affordable, 15%. Best practices for healthy living, 6%. Communication and care coordination, 18%. Making care safer, 46%. Effective prevention and treatment, 12%. Fourth stack is a projection of what the distribution would be if MAP’s recommendations were implemented. Patient and family engagement, 3%. Making care affordable, 7%. Best practices for healthy living, 11%. Communication and care coordination, 17%. Making care safer, 32%. Effective prevention and treatment, 29%.
MAP Pre-Rulemaking Report: 2013 Recommendations on Measures Under Consideration by HHS
A factsheet describes the impact of NQF-endorsed measures in federal programs.
This factsheet describes the work of NQF in the area of healthcare performance measurement for rural healthcare providers.
See also the report, Performance Measurement for Rural Low-Volume Providers, by the NQF Rural Health Committee, published September 14, 2015
Factsheet describes the national urgency for safer and more effective antibiotic use and intruduces a new practical playbook on this subject.
National Quality Partners Playbook: Antiobiotic Stewardship in Acute Care
NQS Aims and Priority Areas. Dimensions of quality are Better Care, Affordable Care, and Healthy People/Healthy Communities. Priorities are Health and Well-Being, Prevention and Treatment of Leading Causes of Mortality, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Effective Communication and Care Coordination, Patient Safety, Affordable Care.
MAP Pre-Rulemaking Report: 2013 Recommendations on Measures Under Consideration by HHS
Join the NQF Quality Community! Brochure for prospective members of NQF.
NQF Member Relations
An introduction to NQF's new Health Equity Program
Health Equity Program
NQF is an independent organization at the fulcrum of national goals for increasing value and improving healthcare quality. NQF is the national leader in measurement science; a trusted advisor to Congress, HHS, and the Administration; and is working to transform America's healthcare through measurement.
CEO New York meeting handout
The NQF Measure Incubator is designed to facilitate and accelerate the development of needed measures. The Incubator connects groups interested in particular measure concepts with measure development experts, financial and technical resources, and data sources.
NQF Measure Incubator factsheet
(pdf print version, 17in by 11in) The timeline shows the start and end dates of current NQF projects under task orders active as of November 2017
Member relations
A factsheet describes NQF's strategic direction for the years 2016 through 2019.
Introduced at the 2016 Annual Conference. Updated 1/2018.
Highlights of NQF work in 2015 included NQS recommendations, improving quality and efficiency in measurement, recommending measures for use in federal programs, indentifying measure gaps in HHS programs, coordinating with measurement initiatives implemented by other payers, and moving the field of measurement science forward.
public outreach
Aspirational Goal: Reduce elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation to 5 percent or less in every state.
Measurement. Strengthen performance measurement collection, transparency, and improvement efforts
Partnership. Reinforce national, state, regional, and local perinatal collaborative partnerships that include patients, providers, and payers.
Communication. Ensure consistent consumer and provider messaging about normal, healthy childbirth and the benefits and harms of EED.
Maternity action team materials, 2014
Promoting Person-Centered Care for Vulnerable Populations to Safely Reduce Avoidable (Re)admissions.
Support the Partnership for Patients in reducing readmissions by 20 percent by:
Leveraging patient, provider, and community partnerships; Identifying and addressing psychosocial needs.
Systems Improvement.
Share promising person-centered tools and resources.
Leverage partnerships, networks, and relationships.
Patient and Family Engagement.
Engage patients and families to catalyze change.
(Re)admissions Action Team materials, 2014
Overview of the NPP (Re)admissions Action Team 2012 goals: (1) safely reduce avoidable (re)admissions across all care setting by 20 percent, and (2) increase uptake of patient-centered, team-based care delivery models by 50 percent in all settings.
NPP (Re)admissions Action Team materials, mid-2012
This diagram illustrates the relationship of cost and resource use to Efficiency and Value. Efficiency can be defined broadly as the resource use (or cost) associated with a specific level of performance or quality. Time is sometimes used to define efficiency when determining efficiency of throughput processes or applying time-driven activity based costing methods.  Resource use measures can also be used to assess value by integrating stakeholder preference-weighted assessments of the quality and cost performance (i.e. efficiency).
MAP Pre-Rulemaking Report: 2013 Recommendations on Measures Under Consideration by HHS
The Measure Applications Partnership influences upstream and downstream opportunities to address measure gaps. These include conceptualization, development and testing, endorsement, and application.
Measuring Healthcare Quality in the Dual Eligible Beneficiary Population: Final Report to HHS, June 2012
Advanced Illness Care factsheet
Advanced Illness Care Action Team
This infographic explores solutions to decrease the number of early elective deliveries of babies in the United States, and the positive outcomes that would result from such a decrease.
Field Guide
This infographic shows how Patients’ and Consumers’ perspectives on affordability can vary and that affordability does not exist in a vacuum but can depend on multiple factors.
Rising healthcare costs, along with larger deductibles, mean that consumers are increasingly shopping around for high quality healthcare they can afford. Patients and consumers at a recent NQF meeting found that there are options and information.
This brief summarizes the discussions from a two-day meeting organized by the National Quality Forum and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
This infographic explains the aims of the National Quality Strategy - better care, more affordable care, and healthier people and communities, and explains what NQF is doing to help reach these aims.