What's New for Members

  • Deadlines
  • 02.06.09
  • Laboratory Medicine Comments due
  • 02.10.09
  • Measurement Framework: Evaluating Efficiency Ballots due

Welcome to the National Quality Forum

HIT: an essential foundation for the improvement of healthcare safety, quality, and affordability

To improve quality and efficiency and reduce errors and unnecessary treatments across the healthcare system, NQF recently endorsed nine national voluntary consensus standards for HIT in the areas of electronic prescribing, electronic health record (EHR) interoperability, care management, quality registries, and the medical home. You can learn more about NQF’s past, present, and future efforts around HIT here.

NQF supports Federal funding to promote adoption of HIT as an essential foundation for improving health care safety, quality and affordability. On Thursday, January 15, Janet Corrigan, President and CEO of NQF, will be testifying before the US Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee in a hearing titled “Investing in Health IT: A Stimulus for A Healthier America.” Dr. Corrigan will provide guidance on how healthcare information technology (HIT) investments can achieve maximum benefit – both for our economy and the quality of care our patients receive.

2009 Spring Meeting

NQF's 2009 Spring Membership Meeting and Implementation Conference focuses on waste within the healthcare system. The conference will bring together experts, innovators and stakeholders to discuss the latest evidence, and the potential of a healthcare system free of waste. The conference will take place March 25-27 in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Renaissance Cleveland. Learn more and register for the conference.

Proud Partner of the
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NQF is proud to be both a member of the Partnership and the convener of this effort. Read NQF's press release announcing its commitment to the Priorities and Goals.

For more information about the Priorities, please visit the National Priorities Partnership website.

NQF Endorsement


To improve the quality of healthcare through measurement and public reporting NQF has recently endorsed the following:

Hospital Outcomes and Efficiency - Measures

You can learn more about the rigorous evaluation criteria that NQF uses to assess performance measures here.


Tell us What You Think: Comment and Vote!

NQF-endorsed voluntary consensus standards are widely viewed as the gold standard for measurement of healthcare quality. Votes and comments from our varied and diverse membership are what make NQF endorsement the gold standard. See all projects open for voting and commenting along with all open calls for measures and nominations.

For additional information, visit the Members Only section of the website.

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The National Quality Forum is a private, not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. Learn more about the NQF


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NQF Schedule of Events


Medication Management Conference Call

Medication Management Conference Call

01.27.09 - 01.28.09
Care Coordination Steering Committee Meeting

Medication Management Conference Call

02.04.09 - 02.05.09
Hospital Care: Outcomes & Efficiency TAP Meeting

02.25.09 - 02.26.09
Common Formats Expert Panel Meeting

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