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Published: Aug 2010
Author: AF4Q National Program Office
This report offers suggestions for simplifying the language used to describe hospital quality measures in your public reports. It is based on Hospital Compare measures in use as of August 2, 2010.<...

Published: Sep 2010
Author: AF4Q National Program Office, American Institutes for Research
This guide is designed to advance and assist the growing movement to report CAHPS survey results to health care consumers who have consistently expressed an interest in this kind of comparative ...

Published: 2006
Author: Gordon Mosser, MD, Melinda Karp, MBA, and Barbra G. Rabson, MPH on behalf of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement
The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) is an association of quality coalitions across the country. NRHI's purpose is to define regional coalitions, describe their achievements a...

Published: 2008
Author: AF4Q National Program Office
The Aligning with Medicaid (AWM) project will help connect AF4Q communities with key Medicaid stakeholders to collect more robust Medicaid performance data; stratify data by race, ethnicity and lan...

Published: 2009
Author: AF4Q National Program Office
This report contains a compilation of findings, including tested messages, based on research conducted for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide insights on how best to communicate with phy...

Published: May 2011
Author: AF4Q National Program Office (NPO)
This brief provides lessons from communities involved in Aligning Forces for Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the quality of care in America. Public repo...

Published: Dec 2009
Author: AF4Q National Program Office
Follow-up from the Phoenix National Meeting breakout presentation on measure language research includes: The AF4Q Communications Team's recommendations on consumer-friendly ambulatory c...

Published: Apr 2008
Author: Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project
A consortium of physician groups, insurers, patient advocates, and leading labor organizations has developed guidelines for health plans nationwide on measuring and reporting doctors' performan...

Published: Sep 2009
Author: Lara Cartwright-Smith, J.D., M.P.H., Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.
This Legal Barriers policy brief provides an overview and analysis of Colorado's Physician Designation Disclosure Act.

Published: Aug 2007
Author: Mark Legnini, Healthcare Decisions Group, National Quality Forum, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
In an issue brief partially funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mark Legnini of the Healthcare Decisions Group writes that price transparency encourages consumers and others who make deci...

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