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Chase Elected to NQF Board of Directors

Jim-Chase-2013Jim Chase, president of MNCM, is one of six new members elected to serve on The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors. The National Quality Forum operates under a three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by:

  • Building consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement and working in partnership to achieve them;
  • Endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and
  • Promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.

“It is an honor to be part of this important aspect of health reform at a national level,” said Chase. “Based on our experience in Minnesota in developing robust quality measures, I am eager to contribute to NQF’s efforts to standardize measures nationally and get them used to improve care.” The NQF Board of Directors guides NQF on strategic and policy issues. The Board is composed of 31 voting members – key public and private sector leaders who represent major stakeholders in America’s healthcare system. Consumers and those who purchase healthcare hold a simple majority of the at-large seats.

Chase’s three-year term begins Dec. 6.

View this article and others in The Measurement Minute — December 2013 newsletter.