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Web Site Credits

The NQMC Web site and its content were developed and are maintained by ECRI Institute (formerly ECRI) under contract to AHRQ External Web Site Policy. ECRI Institute is an international nonprofit health services research agency, an AHRQ designated Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), and a federally designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO). To find out more about ECRI Institute, visit the ECRI Institute Web site External Web Site Policy.

ECRI Institute's subcontractors have included the Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health, Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies External Web Site Policy, the Harvard School of Public Health External Web Site Policy, RAND External Web Site Policy , and The Joint Commission External Web Site Policy. The current NQMC Web site was designed and implemented by Silverchair External Web Site Policy and ECRI Institute.

Management Team


Arlene Bierman, MD, MS, Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Mary P. Nix, MS, PMP, Deputy Director, Division of Practice Improvement

ECRI Institute

Vivian Coates, MBA, Project Director NGC/NQMC
Anne Wert, Project Manager NQMC
Lisa Haskell, MSOT Project Manager NGC
JiWon Jane Jue, MD, MSc, Medical Director NGC/NQMC

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: October 03, 2016