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National Quality Forum names new CEO

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 27, 2006

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The National Quality Forum last month named a CEO, Janet Corrigan, PhD. Dr. Corrigan comes to the performance measurement standards-setting group from the National Committee for Quality Health Care, which will become part of NQF.

Dr. Corrigan helped develop the widely used Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set during her tenure at a different group, the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Dr. Corrigan said she was committed to working with other groups to meet the demands for quality measurement and improvement coming from employers, patients and politicians.

"With costs continuing to skyrocket, strong evidence that quality is woefully deficient and growing access problems for the uninsured and underinsured, we need to work collectively to reverse these daunting trends," she said.

Dr. Corrigan replaces outgoing President and CEO Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2006/03/27/prbf0327.htm.

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