Q&A with National Quality Forum head Dr. Shantanu Agrawal
At the beginning of this year, Dr. Shantanu Agrawal was selected to head the National Quality Forum, a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that aims to improve healthcare through quality measurement. The NQF also works closely with the CMS and endorses measures used in federal programs. Agrawal joined the NQF from the CMS, where he was most recently deputy administrator and director of the agency's Center for Program Integrity. Agrawal recently sat down with Modern Healthcare safety and quality reporter Maria Castellucci to discuss his plans for the NQF including efforts to address social determinants of health, the opioid crisis and physician burnout.