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Welcome to Science News from Quality of Care and
Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Quality in Practice is the theme of the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions with a special focus on the development of new investigators and opportunities to showcase their research. Featured this year are novel research methods for quantifying outcomes, new findings from clinical trials and observational studies and translational research.

  • Welcome to QCOR 2014
    Mariell Jessup, MD, FAHA, president of the American Heart Association
  • Program Highlights
    Brahmajee Nallamothu, MD, MPH, program chair for QCOR 2014
  • How Entrepreneurship Will Transform Health Care Quality
  • Target Stroke Webinar Preview
  • Young Investigator Award Finalists
  • Defining the Association of Do-Not-Attempt-Resuscitate Orders with Patients’ Likelihood of Survival after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Recognition of Newly-Diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus During an Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Predictors of Poor Outcome in Patients Not Thrombolysed Due to Mild or Resolving Symptoms (“Too Good To Treat”)
  • QCOR and Your Early Career
  • Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Is Not Benign
  • Early Coronary Angiography and Survival After Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Association Between Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation and Health Status Outcomes After Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Temporal Trends in Incidence and Outcomes of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in the United States: A Nationwide Population-Based Study

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Public Comments Needed

NQF Opens Public Comment Period for Cardiovascular Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking public comments between now and June 19, 2014 on 12 cardiovascular measures for endorsement. Many of these 12 measures developed through the joint ACC/AHA Task Force on Performance Measures.

We encourage you to submit comments on all measures, but specifically the following 3 measures related to heart failure, PCI and cardiac rehabilitation:
  •  NQF #2450: Heart Failure: Symptom and Activity Assessment
  •  NQF #2452: Percutaneous coronary Intervention (PCI): Post-procedural Optimal Medical Therapy
  •  NQF #0643: Cardiac Rehabilitation Patient Referral From an Outpatient Setting
To submit comments via the NQF web site by June 19, 2014 you must have an NQF log on. If you do not have one, you can set one up here

In order to make commenting as easy as possible for you, we have provided some sample language (PDF) that you may use. You can find more information about the measures here.