The National Committee For Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently launched two new population health management programs. The programs aim to help assess and support provider organizations providing holistic care to health care consumers.
The first program assesses three main criteria in a provider organization: its maturity in data integration, its delivery of targeted interventions, and its ability to measure quality and improve performance. By improving in these areas, NCQA anticipates that these organizations will provide improved person-centered care, as well as operate more efficiently. The second initiative—the Population Health Management program—evaluates IT systems to ensure that functionality meets NCQA’s standards. The program has four areas for which it assesses health IT solutions, including: data integration, population assessment, segmentation, and case management.
The National Committee For Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinical professionals and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.
This was reported by Health IT Analytics on December 14, 2018.
Contact Information: NCQA Corporate Office, 1100 13th Street, Northwest, Third Floor, Washington DC, 20005; (202) 955-3500; Website: www.ncqa.org