During Corrigan's tenure, the NQF expanded its role into other areas, including within the federal government, said Dr. William Roper, NQF board chairman, in a news release. For instance, in January 2009, NQF was awarded a $10 million-per-year contract from HHS to help develop a portfolio of clinical quality and efficiency measures.
"Originally constituted around serving as a national voluntary consensus standard-setting organization, which remains its core foundational activity, NQF's charge now includes a deeper and broader set of activities designed to help improve the quality and value of American healthcare more rapidly," Roper said in a statement on behalf of the NQF's board.
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Source: Modern Healthcare
National Quality Forum President and CEO Janet Corrigan will resign her post in June, after holding the Washington-based organization's top spot since 2006.