Nursing engagement in performance measurement and public reporting

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to improving health care quality for all Americans and has supported several programs and projects that emphasize the impact of nursing on quality, including work to develop and build consensus around nursing-sensitive measures of health care quality. The purpose of this project is to engage nursing in the national policy dialogue and decision-making on pay-for-performance. The objectives of the project are to: (1) have a member of the project staff represent nursing on the Hospital Quality Alliance and participate in selected activities of the National Quality Forum as a representative of the American Academy of Nursing; (2) promote the adoption of the 15 nursing-sensitive measures identified by the National Quality Forum and currently being tested by the Joint Commission; (3) inform nursing leaders on an ongoing basis of developments in pay-for-performance and the implications for nursing; (4) develop a national agenda for the nursing profession on how pay-for-performance can reflect nursing's contribution to quality; and (5) begin implementing the agenda.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $331,400.00

Awarded on: 5/25/2007

Time frame: 6/1/2007 - 9/30/2009

Grant Number: 59410


George Washington University

2121 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, 20052-1001


Ellen T. Kurtzman
Project Director