The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has extended until Sept. 21 the comment period to a request for information about successful strategies and challenges to using information technology to measure the quality of care.

AHRQ expanded the comment period at the request of stakeholders who needed more time to answer the RFI's 15 questions. They cover such areas as the infrastructure needed to develop measures of interest to consumers, or assess value, or assess quality across care settings; how to motivate developers to create new electronic quality measures; and what types of quality measures could be supported by a combination of natural language processing and structured data, among other issues.

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