Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NQF Endorses New Set of Practices and Quality Measures Supporting Care Coordination

To improve care for patients, reduce waste, and increase coordination within the fragmented U.S. healthcare system, the National Quality Forum has endorsed 10 performance measures and 25 preferred practices for care coordination. The endorsement is a step toward achieving the goals of the care coordination priority area set out by the National Priorities Partnership to transform healthcare.

“We must remember that patients and their families are the center of healthcare,” said Gerri Lamb, steering committee co-chair (and INQRI grantee). “Improving transitions, planning for discharge, and coordinating care across settings and providers means better care for patients and ultimately, a safer, higher quality healthcare system.”

Click here to read the press release.
Click here to download the measures.

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