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AAMC Submits Comments on NQF Workforce Report

July 18, 2014—The AAMC July 14 commented  on a draft report by the National Quality Forum (NQF) on measurement gaps for the health workforce.  The report is part of a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify priorities for measure development.

One section of the NQF report outlined a set of core competencies for training the workforce and recommended measure concepts to assess educational institutions.  In its comments, the AAMC noted the NQF report does not mention work done by accrediting bodies, such as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), to measure core competencies. 

The AAMC recommended that the report acknowledge “the significant measurement efforts that are already occurring in this area” and recommended that “HHS work with partners to understand the measures being developed to avoid duplicating efforts.”

The AAMC also recommended that NQF review the Interprofessional Education Collaborative work to help identify roles and competencies of the workforce team.

Finally, the AAMC submitted feedback on the measure concepts for health information technology, capacity and productivity, cross-disciplinary relationships, and diversity and retention.


Mary Patton Wheatley, M.S.
Director, Health Care Affairs
Telephone: 202-862-6297


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