NQMC Update Service: March 30, 2015

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

March 30, 2015

New This Week

Measure Summaries

National Committee for Quality Assurance

Withdrawn Summaries

The British Medical Association (BMA)/National Health Service (NHS) Confederation summaries (n=79) have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they no longer meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Archive for a list of the withdrawn BMA/NHS measures and a complete list of all measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.


Notice to Our Users - Enhanced HHS Measures Inventory Coming Soon in April 2015!

In order to provide complete measure information to our users, the launch of the enhanced HHS Measures Inventory has been rescheduled for April 2015 (from February 2015). The HHS Measures Inventory is currently undergoing improvements to enhance the content, functionality, and overall user experience of the Web site.

  • Streamlined Measure Updating. The HHS Measures Inventory will transition from an annual to a "real-time" updating of content directly to the Web site.
  • Links to Expanded Measure Information. When available, external links will be established among measures in the HHS Measures Inventory and the same or similar measure residing in the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC), the National Quality Forum (NQF), and the United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) repositories.
  • New Measure History Display. A complete history of entry actions, including measure submission, review, and the date and time of each action will be displayed for each measure record.

Contact Us with inquiries regarding the change in schedule or the forthcoming measure information.

Coming Soon

Conference News

  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is excited to announce that its research conference will be held October 4–6, 2015 in Crystal City, VA. The conference will bring authorities in health care research and policy together to participate in sessions focused on addressing today's challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care. Visit the conference home page for more information.

Health Awareness Topics - March 2015

How to Participate

  • Submit measures: Visit our Submit Measures page for information on how to submit your organization's measures.
  • Suggest a measure for possible inclusion: Submit your suggestions for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets that you would like to see included in NQMC.

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