Term: National Quality Forum

Description:
The NQF is an organization whose members have come together to create a strategy to put into use for the betterment of the nations healthcare. It was founded in 1999, and is headed by leaders from the public and private sector. THey have endorsed over 250 practices, measures, and other healthcare related things since their inception. Consequently, they have become the standard by which the quality of healtcare is measured.

Applications:
Currently, the NQF is working to improve EHRs in Health Information Technology. More information can be found at their website.[see below]

Web Resources:

http://www.qualityforum.org/about/


Related Terminology:
EHR

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