URAC’s performance measures offer a comprehensive snapshot of health care quality, providing better information for quality improvement projects and assisting consumers, employers, and other stakeholders in making more informed health care decisions. Performance measures provide additional value to URAC accreditation products by:
- Giving stakeholders the ability to monitor quality to ensure that cost-saving efforts do not negatively impact the quality of care delivered;
- Identifying areas for improvement so that resources are appropriately allocated to the most pressing quality improvement activities, allowing organizations to effectively and efficiently deliver life-enhancing and life-saving care while conserving scarce resources; and
- Enabling URAC to set benchmarks to permit comparisons among organizations.