The awards recognize leaders in improving health care for all Americans
Washington, DC. September 15, 2021 – URAC, the nation’s largest independent health care accreditation organization, is pleased to announce its new Leaders in Performance Measurement recognition awards. Throughout URAC’s 30-year history, improving health care for patients, consumers, and families has been central to our accreditation programs. “Measuring what matters” gives clear information on the current and past performance of our accredited organizations and can help with future improvement efforts by focusing on areas that need attention.
“URAC is the country’s leading accreditor of pharmacies, telehealth, and remote patient monitoring and we recognize that every medical error or near-miss can cause harm to patients,” says Shawn Griffin, MD, President and CEO of URAC. “As the only accrediting organization to collect measures data, we are proud to promote quality patient care and improved outcomes through the development of standards and the measurement of validated performance data. These awards showcase the best organizations that demonstrate how they have used data to impact and improve patient care in a meaningful way.”
URAC’s awards program recognizes accredited organizations in two categories: Top Performer and Pioneer. Top Performer recognition honors organizations with high performance in measures they submitted in our Mail Service Pharmacy and Specialty Pharmacy programs. Pioneers are accredited organizations that make vital contributions, such as submitting exploratory measures that provide insight into cutting-edge measurement concept, within any of the accreditation programs.
Beginning in 2022, URAC will publish award winners in the first quarter of each year for the measurement period that we assessed. In the interim, we’ll announce awardees in September of 2021 for the 2020 measurement year. Awardees will be listed on the Leaderboard on the URAC website. Accredited organizations are eligible to receive a Top Performer and/or Pioneer award for the programs they are accredited in.
By introducing Leaders in Performance Measurement, we aim to use performance measurement to recognize our accredited organizations’ commitment to promoting trust in the quality of care. These organizations have proven they are raising the bar on health care quality and leading the charge in the advancement of measurement as a tool to improve care.