Registration for NQF’s 2013 Annual Conference Now Open

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Conference to Focus on Future of Performance Measurement

Registration for NQF’s 2013 Annual Conference (http://ow.ly/gu8Xl) is now open. The conference, “The Next Decade of Performance Measurement: Meeting the Needs of a Rapidly Changing Healthcare System,” will take place March 7-8, 2013 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

Health care policy and delivery have changed considerably in the ten years since NQF endorsed its first performance measures, and the American healthcare system is at a crossroads. This year’s conference will focus on the future of performance measurement, capturing the experiences of those who contribute to each domain. This includes health care providers, the federal government, state Medicaid agencies, consumers, patients and their caregivers, employers that purchase health care benefits on behalf of their employees, and coalitions and others in local communities.

Specific interactive sessions will focus on how the quality community can work together to:

  •     fill measure gaps quickly and in a prioritized way;
  •     use the same measures whenever possible to make measurement more efficient and less burdensome;
  •     get insight and feedback from those that use measures in the field to develop a more formal measure use feedback system;
  •     make measurement information easier to access and understand; and
  •     accelerate initial efforts to support the transition to eMeasures.

Registration is available now (http://ow.ly/gu978). Early bird rates will apply until January 25 – be sure to register now to secure the best possible rate and ensure a seat. Additionally, a group discount of 10% off your total registration is available for organizations registering more than two individuals.

Learn more about the NQF 2013 Annual Conference (http://ow.ly/gu8Xl).

The National Quality Forum 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.

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