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National Quality Forum seeks comment on quality data set

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Health Data Management reports that an National Quality Forum expert panel is seeking comment on the drafting of a quality data set to support automated, standards-based gathering of data from electronic health records and other electronic sources. NQF, a not-for-profit organization of industry stakeholders, was created to implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.

The report includes nine recommendations for further work to enhance development of and use of the quality data set and electronic data sources. These include improving communication with stakeholders, creating a measure authoring tool, hosting the quality data set in a publicly available site and setting a timeline for implementation, among other recommendations.

Public comments are due June 30 and NQF member comments are visit the National Quality Forum Website.

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