The National Quality Forum has released 113 NQF-endorsed measures of healthcare performance in an electronic "eMeasure" format.
NQF converting to electronic quality measures
HHS requested the conversion of the measures to an electronic format from a paper-based format to ensure that they comply with the information technology provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The goal is to make the performance measures "more easily readable by electronic health-record systems," according to a news release from the Washington-based NQF.
The conversion to eMeasures will lead to greater consistency in developing new performance measures and comparing results, according to the NQF.
The converted measures will be available for public and member comment through April 1, 2011.
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