Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Voices of Quality: Aligning Forces

The July edition of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's quarterly e-newsletter, "The Quality Report" features a video depicting recent work from the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) program.

An important step toward improving the quality of health care in any community is to understand how good the care is. That’s why performance measurement and public reporting is key to AF4Q. Publicly reporting information on the quality of care that doctors and hospitals provide serves two important purposes. First, it allows patients to make more informed choices about their own care and become better partners with their doctors. Second, it allows doctors and other health care professionals to see where they can improve and target areas for quality-improvement efforts. In the 16 AF4Q communities across the country, measurement and reporting efforts are helping lift the quality of care provided doctor by doctor, clinic by clinic.

Click here to view a video about these efforts.

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