The National Quality Forum on Feb. 21 announced a project that will seek consensus on a set of national voluntary standards for public reporting of health care-associated infections data, noting that seven states have passed legislation requiring the reporting of such data and more than 30 states have similar legislation pending. The project will endorse national reporting standards and a standardized method for collecting, aggregating and reporting HAI data that allows comparisons across and among states and over time, NQF said. Organizations and individuals may submit candidate performance measures to NQF for initial consideration through March 17. Daniel Varga, M.D., chief medical officer of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY, will co-chair the project’s steering committee.
[ via AHA News ]