National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)

NQMC was an initiative of AHRQ, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In January 2001, the database-driven, sister resource to NGC was made available to the public and it was maintained and improved by AHRQ for more than seventeen years.

The NQMC mission was to provide practitioners, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining detailed information on quality measures, and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use in order to inform health care decisions. NQMC built on AHRQ's previous initiatives in quality measurement, including the Computerized Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System (CONQUEST), the Expansion of Quality of Care Measures (Q-SPAN) project, the Quality Measurement Network (QMNet) project, and the Performance Measures Inventory (PMI).

The NQMC was taken down on July 16, 2018, because federal funding though AHRQ was no longer available to support it. Visit AHRQ's microsite, Guidelines and Measures (GAM), which was set up by AHRQ to provide users a place to find information about its legacy guidelines and measures clearinghouses.



Page last reviewed July 2018
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC). Content last reviewed July 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.