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Infographic describes two different scenarios of treatment of a heart attack. ‌In the first, Door-to-Balloon quality guidelines are met, but in the second,  treatment does not occur with 90 minutes.  Outcomes are better when NQF measure #0163 Door-to-Balloon is met.
2015/10
Public outreach
  
Over the last few years, the National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) has provided a coordinated look at healthcare quality measures to foster the adoption of a more uniform set across federal programs. MAP’s review of measures has helped to facilitate the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Measurement Policy Council’s alignment efforts and early successes for federal accountability programs.
2014/11
December 2014 NQF Web feature story
  
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.
2015/08
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%.
2013/02
MAP Pre-Rulemaking Report: 2013 Recommendations on Measures Under Consideration by HHS
  
This factsheet summarizes several major improvements resulting from an effort to streamline the MAP pre-rulemaking process, improve the process for MAP members, and strengthen deliverables.
2014/09
public outreach; process improvement
  
This one-page factsheet highlights improvements to the process by which the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) makes recommendations on the use of performance measures. NQF aims to improve MAP continuously by streamlining its process, better engaging MAP members and the public, and strengthening MAP's guidance on measures and their use.
2014/09
public outreach; MAP process improvement effort
  
A map of the United States shows the location of communities focused on quality divided into three categories: Aligning Forces for Quality, Chartered Value Exchange, and Beacon Communities.
2012/03
2012 NQF Report to Congress: Changing Healthcare by the Numbers
  
Figure represents the concept of families of measures and how they populate core measure sets for specific care settings, populations, or level of analysis (e.g., hospital, clinician, post-acute/long-term care).
2012/10
Measure Applications Partnership Strategic Plan: 2012-2015
  
Figure depicts hospice and palliative care along the trajectory of illness. Palliative care can occur in collaboration with disease-modifying therapy that has curative intent, while hospice care occurs once a physician determines that the patient will likely not survive past six months and the patient decides to cease curative therapies.
2012/06
Performance Measurement Coordination Strategy for Hospice and Palliative Care - FINAL REPORT, June 2012
  
A factsheet describes the impact of NQF-endorsed measures in federal programs.
2017/05
handout
  
An infographic describing the process by which Depression Remission at 6 Months became an endorsed measure.
2012/10
NQF
  
General description of the Measure Applications Partnership.  MAP includes 150 individuals and 90 organizations. Types of organizations include consumer and advocacy organizations, purchasers, health plans, clinicians and providers, suppliers, accreditation and certification entities, communities and states, and regional collaboratives.
2014/09
General education; appeared in MAP factsheet from 2014
  
Figure represents the application of the MCC Conceptual Model to Javier  with measurement opportunities highlighted for two priority domains of measurement—Patient and Family-Centered Care and Affordable Care.
2012/05
Multiple Chronic Conditions Measurement Framework MAY 2012
  
Figure represents the application of the MCC Conceptual Model to changes in Javier’s health with measurement opportunities highlighted for two priority domains of measurement—Safer Care and Affordable Care.
2012/05
Multiple Chronic Conditions Measurement Framework MAY 2012
  
MAP is a multistakeholder partnership that guides the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the selection of performance measures for federal health programs.
2015/02
public outreach
  
Figure illustrates the steps of the measure lifecycle and the corresponding gaps along the pathway.
2012/10
Measure Applications Partnership Strategic Plan: 2012–2015
  
This factsheet describes the work of NQF in the area of healthcare performance measurement for rural healthcare providers.
2016/04
See also the report, Performance Measurement for Rural Low-Volume Providers, by the NQF Rural Health Committee, published September 14, 2015
  
Figure represents the application of the MCC Conceptual Model to a case study, featuring an individual living with multiple chronic conditions named Javier.
2012/05
Multiple Chronic Conditions Measurement Framework MAY 2012
  
Figure depicts a conceptual model for measuring care provided to individuals with MCCs.
2012/05
Multiple Chronic Conditions Measurement Framework MAY 2012
  
NQF-endorsed measures recommended by the NQF-convened Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) for use in the CMS Readmissions Reduction Program have produced promising results.
2014/06
July/August 2014 NQF Web feature story
  
Join the NQF Quality Community! Brochure for prospective members of NQF.
2017/03
NQF Member Relations
  
An introduction to NQF's new Health Equity Program
2017/10
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.
2015/02
CEO New York meeting handout
  
(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
2016/11
Member relations
  
A factsheet describes NQF's strategic direction for the years 2016 through 2019.
2018/01
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.
2016/04
public outreach
  
Three sequential and partially overlapping circles correspond to the three phases of an episode of care. Four separate lines crossing all three circles show the possible patient pathways determined by type of cancer and/or treatment plan. ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED THROUGHOUT THE EPISODE: Access to care, Pyschosocial needs, Treatment preferences, Informed decision-making, Palliative care, Family engagement, Health education/Behavior change, Genetic testing/Counseling, Symptom assessment/Management, Rehabilitation, Care coordination, Advanced care planning, Comorbidities, Risk of therapy. DESIRED OUTCOMES: Survival, Health-related Quality of Life, Symptom Management, Risk-adjusted Total Cost of Care, Reintegration into Society.
2012/06
Performance Measurement Coordination Strategy for PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospitals - June 2012
  
Three sequential and partially overlapping circles correspond to the three phases of an episode of care. APPROPRIATE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE EPISODE: Determination of key patient attributes for risk adjustment, Assessment of informed patient preferences and the degree of alignment of care processes with these preferences, Assessment of symptom, functional, and emotional status. END OF EPISODE: Risk-adjusted health outcomes (i.e., mortality and functional status), Risk-adjusted total cost of care.
2012/01
unpublished
  
This diagram depicts a patient-centered episode of care model for acute myocardial infarction patients. It emphasizes the longitudinal nature of healthcare across time and settings, and suggests longitudinal measurement of healthcare quality to support better understanding of patient health and health outcomes over time. Four sequential and partially overlapping circles correspond to the four phases of the acute cardiovascular conditions (AMI) episode of care. Two separate lines crossing all four circles show the possible patient pathways determined whether a patient is a relatively healthy adult or an adult with multiple co-morbidities. PHASES TO BE CONSIDERED THROUGHT EPISODE OF CARE: Staying healthy, getting better, living with illness/disability or coping with end of life. POST-AMI TRAJECTORY 1 RELATIVELY HEALTHY ADULT FOCUS: Quality of life, Functional status, Secondary prevention strategies, Rehabilitation, Advanced care planning. POST-AMI TRAJECTORY 2 ADULT WITH MULTIPLE CO-MORBITIES: Quality of life, Functional status, Secondary prevention strategies, Advanced care planning, Advanced Directives, Palliative Care/Symptom Control.
2012/10
MAP Families of Measures: Safety, Care Coordination, Cardiovascular Conditions, Diabetes
  
Three sequential and partially overlapping circles correspond to the three phases of the diabetes episode of care. Four separate lines crossing all three circles show the possible patient pathways determined by type of diabetes. ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED THROUGHOUT THE EPISODE: Access to care, medication(s); Psychosocial needs; Treatment preferences; Informed decision-making; Family engagement; Cultural diversity/Language &Literacy; Comorbidities; Symptom assessment; Care coordination; Care transitions; Health education/Behavior change Health education/Behavior change. PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES: Health-related Quality of Life, Symptom Management, Risk-adjusted Total Cost of Care, Healthy lifestyle.
2012/10
MAP Families of Measures: Safety, Care Coordination, Cardiovascular Conditions, Diabetes
  
Figure illustrates how core measure sets, populated from the families of measures, apply to individuals. In this example, Javier is a 65-year old man with heart disease. Measures drawn from the Cardiovascular Family of Measures can assess if Javier is receiving ideal care. When Javier seeks primary care from an internist, his care may be assessed through clinician quality measurement (e.g., Physician Quality Reporting System), so cardiovascular measures in the clinician core set apply. If Javier is hospitalized for an acute event, his care may be assessed through hospital measurement (e.g., Inpatient Quality Reporting Program), so cardiovascular measures in the hospital core set apply. Finally, if Javier needs post-acute care following his acute event, his care may be assessed through post-acute quality measurement (e.g. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program), so cardiovascular measures in the post-acute care/long-term care core set apply.
2013/02
MAP Pre-Rulemaking Report: 2013 Recommendations on Measures Under Consideration by HHS
  
Success stories in the field of healthcare quality measurement.
2015/04
Public outreach
  
"Patient Safety First...a California Partnership for Health" is an initiative launched in 2010 that achieved remarkable results in 182 facilities in California in just 2 years. 26% reduction in sepsis deaths per 100 sepsis cases. 57% reduction VAP cases per 1,000 ventilator days. 43% reduction CLABSI cases per 1,000 central line days. 24% reduction CAUTI cases per 1,000 patient days. The initiative contributed to saving $63.8 million.
2014/04
April/May 2014 NQF Web feature story
  
This infographic  explains the positive effects performance measurement has had on reducing the number of hospital acquired infections, particularly CLABSIs, in the United States.
2015/02
Field Guide
  
Factsheet describes recent developments concerning the risk adjustment of healthcare performance measures for socioeconomic status (SES) and other demographic factors, including income, education, health literacy, and other factors.
2015/11
Factsheet overview of Risk Adjustment for Socioeconomic Status or Other Sociodemographic Factors
  
The Measure Applications Partnership influences upstream and downstream opportunities to address measure gaps. These include conceptualization, development and testing, endorsement, and application.
2012/06
Measuring Healthcare Quality in the Dual Eligible Beneficiary Population: Final Report to HHS, June 2012
  
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.
2013/08
NQS