Streamlining to measure what counts: National Quality Forum to join Joint Commission as an affiliate
The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF) have announced a strategic affiliation to accelerate improvements in health for all people.
NQF joins the Joint Commission enterprise, maintaining its independence in convening and developing consensus-based measures, implementation guidance, and practices that benefit all stakeholders. This affiliation allows both organizations to build upon their shared expertise in measuring quality and rationalizing the measurement landscape so the focus shifts from competing measures to advancing key outcomes.
This affiliation will bolster The Joint Commission's evolving national and international accreditation and certification processes to be more:
This affiliation will accelerate improvements throughout the continuum of care and aims to reduce the measurement burden placed on healthcare organizations and workforce.
Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI of President and CEO of The Joint Commission, and Dana Gelb Safran, ScD, President and CEO of NQF, spoke about the importance and tremendous opportunities that this agreement present in a video.