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Spotlight on Standardized Performance Measurement

Posted by Ron Stephenson

Jun 24, 2016 12:30:00 PM

The National Quality Forum (NQF), a not-for-profit organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare, evaluates and endorses tools for standardized performance measurement. These performance measures assess structure, process, outcomes and patient perceptions of care, and the resulting standards can be utilized by healthcare institutions, providers and consumers to:

  • Create reliable, comparative performance information on which consumers can rely to make informed decisions about their care;
  • Ensure practitioners and provider organizations are held accountable for the quality and efficiency of their performance;
  • Support quality improvement activities.

Data gathered by using these performance standards can subsequently be used to improve healthcare quality in three main ways: public reporting, pay for performance and internal quality improvement. In this blog, we’ll examine each method and outline its benefits.

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Topics: Healthcare Performance Metrics

5 Tips for Making Healthcare KPIs more Actionable

Posted by Jean-Luc Coquerel

Oct 25, 2013 12:20:00 AM

120170235Whether healthcare KPIs for your organization include average length of stay, patient satisfaction numbers, number of days in AR, or other data points, there's a chance you're not using key performance indicators for the highest value.

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Topics: Healthcare KPIs, Healthcare Business Intelligence, Healthcare Dashboards, Healthcare Analytics, Healthcare Performance Metrics

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