Dr. Lane, Assistant Professor of Medicine, was appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Infectious Disease Standing Committee for evaluation of national infectious diseases quality measures. The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare. NQF measures and standards serve as a critically important foundation for initiatives to enhance healthcare value, make patient care safer, and achieve better outcomes.
The multi-stakeholder Standing Committee will evaluate newly submitted measures and measures undergoing maintenance review, and make recommendations for which measures should be endorsed as national consensus standards. This Committee will identify and recommend endorsement of new performance measures for accountability and quality improvement that specifically address a number of topic areas, including, but not limited to: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, adult and pediatric respiratory infections, and sepsis. Additionally, the Committee will evaluate consensus standards previously endorsed by NQF under the maintenance process.