Premier has formed an advisory panel for its Quest: High Performing Hospitals program to report data on five performance measures and improve healthcare quality and safety.
Twenty national organizations that promote safety and quality will serve as advisers to the three-year Quest program, which will be conducted at more than 100 hospitals and study areas within the measures of mortality ratio, evidence-based care, efficiency, patient experience and harm avoidance. They include: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Alliance for Nursing Informatics at the University of Minnesota, American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Surgeons, American Health Information Management Association, American Hospital Association, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CMS, Commonwealth Fund, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Joint Commission, National Business Coalition on Health, National Patient Safety Foundation, National Quality Forum, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and RAND Corp.
Premier said it is also seeking participants from other national organizations. The Quest program will incorporate similar practices Premier used in its pay-for-performance Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration project with CMS.