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AHRQ Issues a Request for Proposals to Develop a National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™

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New Information from AHRQ: May 23, 2001

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has announced that it is seeking proposals for developing a Web-based National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™ (NQMC).

AHRQ has set aside $8.4 million for this project, and expects to award a single contract which will span a period of four years. The project is the first step in the production of an integrated suite of Internet-based tools for health care providers, managers, and policymakers. The project will include developing a database backbone that will house the NQMC, which will be a significant enhancement of the Agency's CONQUEST library of quality measures, and ultimately the Agency's highly successful National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC), developed in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans.

Questions and letters of intent are due June 6, 2001; proposals are due July 6, 2001. Select for information on downloading the RFP.

For more information, please contact Salina Prasad at AHRQ's Public Affairs Division at (301) 427-1864 (


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