CALNOC Launches New Measures to Support Quality Improvement in Ambulatory Care

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The New CALNOC Ambulatory Measures Allow Quality to be Measured Across the Entire Care Continuum

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We are excited to launch these new indicators for the Ambulatory care setting,,” said Tony Sung, CEO of CALNOC.

The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), today announced the first of its kind nursing quality indicators to measure and monitor the role of nursing in the Ambulatory setting. Previously the CALNOC measures guided improvement in the Acute Care setting. Quality leaders now have a new set of measures to drive performance and quality improvement in ambulatory clinics resulting in better and safer quality of healthcare for all.

A goal of healthcare reform is to shift care from the inpatient acute care setting to outpatient ambulatory care. This shift works toward the goal to improve the overall health of the community, to prevent serious illness which would require hospital care and to provide care in the lowest cost setting. With the launch of the new Ambulatory Measures, CALNOC is meeting the need to measure safety and quality in community ambulatory settings.

“We are excited to launch these new indicators for the Ambulatory care setting,” said Tony Sung, CEO of CALNOC. “I believe they will make a difference in improving the quality of Ambulatory care.”

The Phase I initial measure set includes Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Procedure Units. Phase II & III measures are being developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses. The new measures sets were first introduced to the CALNOC community on February 26, with a kick off web seminar.


The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), is the leading provider of Business Intelligence, and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. CALNOC serves as the nation’s only nurse sensitive registry managed, operated and designed by nursing. Always on the forefront of patient care excellence, CALNOC created the first database registry of nurse sensitive indicators which turns patient outcome data into powerful information for hospital executives to guide decisions to advance global patient care. Hundreds of hospitals have joined CALNOC to monitor and benchmark performance in order to deliver excellence in patient care. CALNOC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public benefit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information call 888-586-1994 or visit

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