Tuesday, April 19, 2011

AF4Q Offers Lessons Learned About Measuring and Reporting Physician Performance

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative is releasing two new issue briefs to share “Lessons Learned” from its work in 17 communities around the country to improve the quality of health care. In Lessons Learned in Public Reporting: Physician Buy-In is Key to Success and Lessons Learned in Public Reporting: Deciding What to Report, representatives from AF4Q communities share the obstacles and successes they have experienced in the movement towards transparency in health care.  Public reports on the performance of physicians and hospitals can lead to higher quality health care as patients become informed and as physicians, nurses and other professionals identify areas for quality improvement.

Read Lessons Learned in Public Reporting: Physician Buy-In is Key to Success.
Read Lessons Learned in Public Reporting: Deciding What to Report.
Learn more about Aligning Forces for Quality.

While the AF4Q program has focused on measuring physician performance, the INQRI program has funded researchers to examine nursing measures.  Inspired by the National Quality Forum's endorsement of a set of nursing-sensitive measures, our first call for proposals (CFP) focused entirely on measurement.

Click here to learn about the grantees funded under this CFP.

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