The National Quality Forum is asking for input on a new list of priorities and goals it developed through its National Priorities Partnership effort to reform healthcare in the next five years.
The standards-development organization has established seven broad priority areas with specific goals within each. The goals would reduce harm and waste in the health system, improve patient-centered care and eliminate health disparities, said Janet Corrigan, president and chief executive officer of the NQF, in a written statement. The priority areas are: patient and family engagement, population health, safety, palliative care, care coordination, patient-focused care and overuse of care.
Feedback is due to the NQF by July 30 through its online form. The quality forum said it would like commentary on specific items for the priority areas that will help it to create action plans around goals.
The NQF established the partnership last March during its spring meeting. The partnership includes 27 national healthcare organizations and is co-chaired by Don Berwick, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Margaret OKane, president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. -- by Jean DerGurahian
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