Key Initiatives in Measuring and Reporting Health Care Quality

Several individual organizations and collaborative initiatives have helped to shape the national health care agenda with respect to transparency, accountability, improvement, and informed choice. Within their respective areas of focus, they have spurred advancements in technical knowledge, resources, and tools that report card sponsors may find relevant to their own projects.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Resources

AHRQ Quality Indicators

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®)


National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports (QDR)

Other Organizations and Initiatives

Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q), sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project

Informed Patient Institute (IPI)

The Joint Commission

The Leapfrog Group

National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Health and Medicine Division (HMD)

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

National Quality Forum (NQF)

Page last reviewed November 2018
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: Key Initiatives in Measuring and Reporting Health Care Quality. Content last reviewed November 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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