The National Quality Forum named Dr. Christine Cassel to succeed Janet Corrigan as president and CEO.
Cassel will join the National Quality Forum next summer from the American Board of Internal Medicine, where she is president and CEO of the board and its foundation. Cassel said in April she would step down from her ABIM leadership role when her term ended in July 2013.
The National Quality Forum announced Corrigan's departure last March.
Cassel said her priority as incoming chief executive of the forum will be to expand and streamline its measures to better adapt to changes in healthcare. She said she also believes the NQF is uniquely positioned to convene the spectrum of individuals and organizations working on quality improvement to identify measures that will enable providers to improve quality.