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NQF Posts Specifications for Electronic Measures that will Reward Meaningful Use of HIT

WASHINGTON Feb. 15, 2011 April 1, 2011

The use of eMeasures offers many benefits and efficiencies including: greater consistency in measure development and in measuring and comparing performance results; providing more exact requirements or "specifications" about where information should be collected; greater standardization across the measures; and greater confidence in comparing outcomes and provider performance. This conversion should ensure that performance measure data are consistently defined, implemented, and usable in the context of an EHR and support the meaningful use requirements.

Janet M. Corrigan

July 2010 is now available for public comment

two NQF-hosted webinars http://www.qualityforum.org/Events/Education_Programs/Education_Programs.aspx

The National Quality Forum (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.

For more information about NQF, visit www.qualityforum.org .

SOURCE National Quality Forum

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