The terms politics and performance measurement in the same sentence seem to be in conflict. But the intersection between these two concepts is known and acknowledged by those who participate in the field of healthcare measurement.
Politics has been defined by American political scientist Harold Lasswell as “who gets what, when, and how.” How a network is created to attain certain results has substantial political overtones.
So, too, is the world of performance measurement – particularly with the selection process of measures.
Politics enters the process because of multiple competing measures – not all of which received endorsement from the National Quality Forum (NQF) – resulting in “winners and losers.” How does this occur?
In this panel discussion webinar, Jason Goldwater, National Quality Forum Senior Director, Marybeth Farquhar, URAC Vice President of Quality, Research and Measurement, and Aaron Turner-Phifer, URAC Vice President of Government Relations and Policy, will discuss:
How performance metrics are viewed by legislators and others in the legislative process
How federal agencies select measures for programs
NQF’s role in measure selection and whether endorsement influences the selection process
How measures are endorsed by NQF
Trends around the numbers and the focus of quality measures
And much more.
The panel discussion is moderated by Joshua Spofford, URAC Quality Manager. Plus, you’ll get a chance to ask the speakers questions directly through the live Q/A session in the last 30 minutes of the webinar. Register today.