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National Quality Forum Annual Conference

The Next Decade of Performance Measurement:
Meeting the Needs of a Rapidly Changing Healthcare System

March 7 – 8, 2013

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

About the Conference

Ten years ago, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed its first voluntary, national consensus performance measure to answer the call for standardized measurement of health care services. This first measure was a stepping-stone for creating a consensus-driven effort that bridged nearly every interested party in health care. The ten-year result of this national experiment is a portfolio of over 700 NQF-endorsed measures – most of which are in use; a more information-rich health care system; and an enormous emerging body of knowledge about measure development, measure use, and quality improvement.

Health care policy and delivery have changed considerably in these ten years, and the American healthcare system is at a crossroads. The broader quality community is adapting to these new realities, acknowledging challenges we need to address together:

The 2013 NQF Annual Conference focused 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.

Through formal presentations, panel discussions, and multiple breakout working sessions, NQF hopes that all participants will join together to address these future challenges, help develop solutions, and discover new collaborations that will enhance the effectiveness of performance measurement as a part of achieving health care quality. Networking opportunities will also allow NQF members from across the country to connect in person.

Powerpoint presentations are available for the following talks:


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