Partnering with the National Quality Forum, Modern Healthcare will profile the winner of the annual NQF award, which recognizes a healthcare organization for its proactive and exemplary response to the national call for quality improvement and accountability.
To obtain more information on the award criteria and process, please visit NQF's Web site at National Quality Forum.
Q: What is this program about?
A: The National Quality Healthcare Award is an annual award given by the National Quality Forum, the Washington-based quality standards consensus building organization. Modern Healthcare is a co-sponsor of the award.
Q: What does the award recognize?
A: According to the NQF, the award recognizes a healthcare organization for its proactive and exemplary response to the national call for quality improvement and accountability by:
Successfully using performance measurement to drive quality improvement and manage care for patients with chronic conditions across settings and over time;
Fostering a culture of transparency and accountability to patients and the local community; and,
Raising the bar of health system performance to achieve safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable care for individual patients and populations.
Q: When is the call for entries?
A: To obtain more information on the award criteria and process, please visit NQF's Web site at National Quality Forum
Q: How and when will the winners be announced?
A: Modern Healthcare
typically announces the recipient in the first quarter of the year and profiles the winning healthcare organization in a special feature
later in the year. The 2012 winners were profiled in the September 10, 2012 issue of Modern Healthcare
Q: Is there an event tied to the award?
A: The NQF and Modern Healthcare
honor the recipient at an awards banquet in Washington in the second quarter of the year.