NQF elects new members to its board


The National Quality Forum (NQF) has elected six new members to its board of directors. The NQF Board of Directors guides NQF on strategic and policy issues.

The Board is composed of 31 voting members - key public and private sector leaders who represent major stakeholders in America’s healthcare system. Consumers and those who purchase healthcare hold a simple majority of the at-large seats.

“NQF has the unique ability to bring together diverse members of the healthcare community to engage in efforts that catalyze improvement in healthcare,” said Christine Cassel, MD, president and CEO of NQF.

“With the board’s leadership, NQF is focused on getting to better measures faster; making the current review and endorsement process more flexible to meet changing needs; and convening diverse stakeholders to spur action, innovation and improvement.” 

The newly elected members include James Chase, president of Minnesota Community Measurement; Carol Cronin, executive director of the Informed Patient Institute; Dr Elizabeth Fowler, vice president, Global Health Policy, in the Government Affairs & Policy group at Johnson & Johnson; Marjorie Ginsburg, MPH, executive director, Center for Healthcare Decisions; Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans; Dr David Shahian, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, vice president of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Quality and Safety, and associate director of the MGH Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery.


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