(Washington, DC – December  17, 2013)  – The National Quality Forum (NQF) announced today that Galileo Analytics Co-Founder Anna McCollister-Slipp has been appointed to the NQF’s newly formed Endocrine Standing Committee.

McCollister-Slipp is one of 21 people appointed to the committee, which is charged with identifying and endorsing performance measures for accountability and quality improvement for endocrine conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis and metabolic syndrome.

Once reviewed by the committee and endorsed by NQF, the quality measures will enable health care providers to evaluate the quality of care they provide their patients and determine where to focus their efforts to improve. In addition, NQF Measures are used by both public and private payers for a variety of accountability purposes, including public reporting and pay-for-performance incentives.

The Endocrine Standing Committee will be the first NQF committee to pilot a new measure submission process, which will allow measure developers and sponsors to submit proposed measures every six months.

Measures are an essential part of making quality and cost of healthcare more transparent to all, importantly for those who receive care or help make care decisions for loved ones. Use of standardized healthcare performance measures allows for comparison across clinicians, hospitals, health plans, and other providers.

In addition to McCollister-Slipp, the endocrine standing committee roster includes:

  • Robert Bailey, Janssen Scientific Affairs
  • Tracey Breen, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
  • William Curry, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Vicky Ducworth, The Boeing Company
  • R. James Dudl, Kaiser Permanente
  • Ingrid Duva, VHA
  • William Golden, Arkansas Medicaid
  • Ann Kearns, Mayo Clinic
  • Sue Kirkman, University of North Carolina
  • Anne Leddy, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Grace Lee, Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Laura Makaroff, Health Resources Services Administration
  • Anna McCollister-Slipp, Galileo Analytics
  • Patricia McDermott, Aetna, Inc.
  • Janice Miller, Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing
  • James Rosenzweig, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Claudia Shwide-Slavin, American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Janet Sullivan, Hudson Health Plan
  • William Taylor, Harvard Medical School
  • Vijayaraghavan Krishnaswami, Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center
  • Starlin Haydon-Greatting, PQA

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