- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is excited to announce that its research conference will be held October 4–6, 2015, in Crystal City, VA. The conference will bring authorities in health care research and policy together to participate in sessions focused on addressing today's challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care. Visit the conference home page for more information.
- The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) continues to sponsor a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to the North American guideline community. Information on upcoming webinars, as well as audio files and slides from past webinars, is available on the G-I-N Web site.
- G-I-N North America invites you to the next presentation in the G-I-N North America Webinar series on "An Introduction to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ's) National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)" scheduled for April 16, 2015. Guideline developers may not be aware of this rich repository of more than 2,200 measures from nearly 60 developers from the United States and abroad, including hundreds of process and outcome measures based on clinical practice guidelines. Join us to learn more about this unique resource, the classification system by which measures are categorized for representation in NQMC, the requirements for measure submission, enhancements to the NQMC inclusion criteria, and helpful Web site tools and features.