NQMC Update Service: September 28, 2015

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

September 28, 2015

New This Week

Measure Summaries

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Hematology

Pharmacy Quality Alliance

Withdrawn Summaries

The summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site because they are no longer in current use and therefore, do not meet the NQMC Inclusion Criteria. Please see the Measure Archive for a complete list of measures that have been withdrawn from the NQMC Web site.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

  • Hospital outpatient surgery: percentage of surgical patients who received prophylactic antibiotics consistent with current guidelines (specific to each type of surgical procedure).
  • Hospital outpatient surgery: percentage of surgical patients with prophylactic antibiotics initiated within one hour prior to surgical incision.


Conference News

  • Registration is now open for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2015 Research Conference. It will be held October 4–6 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Crystal City, VA. The conference is titled "Producing Evidence and Engaging Partners to Improve Health Care." The latest version of the agenda is now available, including an updated list of speakers. Explore sessions and begin to plan your participation in the meeting. Visit the conference home page for more information.

Coming Soon

Health Awareness Topics - September 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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