The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today that three of its physicians have been named to National Quality Forum (NQF) steering committees.
The National Quality Forum, based in Washington D.C., is a non-profit group partially funded by Congress that reviews and works on the standardization of healthcare performance measures.
Mark Jarrett, MD, senior vice president and chief quality officer of the health system, as well as a rheumatologist, has been named to the NQF’s musculoskeletal and surgery steering committees; Jacqueline Moline, MD, chairman of North Shore-LIJ’s department of population health, is on the health and well-being steering committee; and Tracy Breen, MD, chief of endocrinology and director of diabetes care for North Shore-LIJ, is on the endocrine steering committee. These steering committees bring together medical professionals from various locations to analyze ways to improve the quality of American healthcare. North Shore-LIJ Health System’s representatives are on four of the 16 NQF steering committees.
“The work the National Quality Forum does to transform healthcare and promote safe and high value healthcare practices across the country has been a tremendous ongoing accomplishment that we wholeheartedly embrace, appreciate and applaud here at the North Shore-LIJ Health System,” said David Battinelli, MD, North Shore-LIJ chief medical officer. “We are very proud of our medical professionals who are contributing in that process.”