In 1999, at the urging of President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, the National Quality Forum was formed to promote health care quality through measurement and public reporting.
Twenty years later, with America in the grips of COVID-19, the work of NQF continues and is more important than ever. A new report from the National Quality Task Force entitled The Care We Need: Driving Better Health Outcomes for People and Communities provides a roadmap to consistent and predictable high-quality care for every person by 2030. The Task Force consists of nearly 100 leaders and diverse stakeholders from across the health care system.
At an online forum on July 30, Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil (who was a member of the Advisory Commission) will host leaders of the quality movement for a discussion of the report and its recommendations for improving the health and safety of all Americans.