NQF develops coordination of care measures

The National Quality Forum plans to begin developing quality measures related to coordination of care over the next 15 months, a move that could help to boost the emerging trend toward giving patients medical homes. NQF already measures some aspects of care coordination, but the new standard will expand its focus. Now, it's beginning research on relationships among doctors of various specialties, provider roles and family understanding of treatment plans. It will use this data to develop standards for medication management, transitions and handoffs. Execs there hope the standards will help medical teams work together more effectively.

To learn more about the standards:
- read this Modern Healthcare piece (reg. req.)

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