Telligen was recently selected by the National Quality Forum (NQF) to serve on its National Quality Partners Leadership (NQP) Leadership Consortium.

The NQP Leadership Consortium consists of 33 experts and thought leaders who will leverage their collective expertise to address the top priorities identified by NQP for 2020:

  1. Improving medication safety
  2. Promoting high-quality, home-based healthcare
  3. Preventing maternal mortality

Lindsey Wisham, Director of the Quality Measures Center of Excellence at Telligen, will represent Telligen during their second year on the NQP Leadership Consortium. Ms. Wisham brings a deep knowledge of quality measurement and reporting across national and state programs, including electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) and patient engagement throughout the measure development lifecycle,

“It’s an honor to partner with other esteemed quality experts to advance quality measures and improvement strategies that lead to better outcomes, increase patient engagement and reduce the cost of care,” says Wisham.

Other organizations joining the 2020 NQP Leadership Consortium include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Veterans Health Administration.

What is the NQF?

NQF is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that gives all healthcare stakeholders a voice in advancing quality measures and improvement strategies that lead to better outcomes and greater value.

Why is it Important?

Measures endorsed by the NQF are considered the “gold standard” standard for healthcare measurement in the United States. The federal government and multiple private entities use NQF-endorsed measures because of the rigor and consensus process behind them.

Today, about 300 NQF-endorsed measures are used in more than 20 federal public reporting and pay-for-performance programs as well as in private-sector and state programs.