Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
On November 2, The National Quality Forum (NQF) will launch its Quality Positioning System (QPS) Version 1.0, the most reliable and comprehensive online source for finding all NQF-endorsed measures. The webinar, originally scheduled for October 31, has been rescheduled to November 2 due to Hurricane Sandy. NQF-endorsed measures generate performance information that is necessary for accountability and to achieve national goals for better, more affordable care and healthier people. Developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, QPS v1.0 has features designed for use by anyone involved in healthcare performance measurement, including healthcare providers, consumers and their advocates, health plans, Medicaid agencies, the federal government, and those who purchase healthcare on behalf of their employees or members.
QPS Version 1.0 allows users to:
QPS beta was initially launched in 2011. Since then, thousands of users have tested and used the interactive features. Their input and ideas helped to guide improvements that are part of the new QPS version 1.0.
“NQF-endorsed measures are used by different organizations in different ways, with one goal in mind: improving health and healthcare,” said Diane Stollenwerk, vice president of Stakeholder Collaboration, NQF. “QPS version 1 takes into account users’ complex and varied information needs, and enables people to efficiently store, share, and compare NQF-endorsed measures. It is also designed to help people learn from each other, to drive a more synchronized approach to measurement across public and private sectors."
NQF will host a QPS Version 1.0 launch webinar on November 2 [updated] from 1:30pm – 3:30pm ET. Registration is now available online (http://bit.ly/P2amfj). The webinar will present a quick QPS tutorial, followed by real world examples of how various organizations are using QPS to achieve measurement and improvement goals. Anne Weiss, team director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will offer opening remarks. Speakers will include:
For more information, or to test drive QPS Version 1.0, please visit http://www.qualityforum.org/QPS/.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) operates under a three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by: