Washington, DC, Wednesday, 04 October 2017

NCQA Partners with Population Health Alliance

NCQA and PHA to develop educational and quality strategies on population health

Written by Allison King
Our shared goals mean we’ll work together to promote the triple aim; better health care quality, lower costs, and improved patient experience.”Margaret E. O’Kane, NCQA President

WASHINGTON, DC The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced today a partnership with the Population Health Alliance (PHA) to promote high quality care for patients through well-constructed population health management strategies.

NCQA and PHA share a common goal: to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations. This partnership allows us to collectively focus on solutions that incorporate population health strategies in care delivery, the community and value-based payment models.

“Our shared goals mean we’ll work together to promote the triple aim; better health care quality, lower costs, and improved patient experience.” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “We look forward to working with PHA and putting a larger emphasis on population health.”

“It is imperative during this time of great change in healthcare that as industry leading organizations we continue to drive the focus on quality and value for the betterment of all consumers and the stakeholders that support them,” said Rose Maljanian CEO of HealthCAWS and Population Health Alliance Chairman of the Board. “We are most pleased to be working with NCQA to further this joint mission.”

NCQA and PHA will develop educational sessions and disseminate guidelines to promote population health and quality improvement and the importance of integrating population health management into care delivery.

NCQA recently added a Population Health Management (PHM) category in our Health Plan Accreditation 2018 update. The new PHM category recognizes the important role of data analytics for identifying population needs, targeting resources to the right individuals and evaluating the impact of their strategy. PHA will promote our accreditation to its members.

For more information on population health management, visit our web sites and stay tuned for details on our upcoming webinars.

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About NCQA

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians 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. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more-informed health care choices.NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.

About the Population Health Alliance 

The Population Health Alliance (PHA) is the industry’s only multi stakeholder professional and trade association solely focused on population health. The organization has dozens of members representing stakeholders from across the health care delivery ecosystem that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend and deliver a better consumer experience. Through its robust advocacy, quality and research and education initiatives, the PHA offers members a forum to advance shared learning and applied research to further innovation and establish best practices inthe population health field.

Visit http://www.populationhealthalliance.org to learn more.

This press release was originally issued by NCQA on October 3, 2017.

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