Marybeth Farquhar

Marybeth Farquhar is the vice president of quality, research, & measurement at URAC. She is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing URAC’s strategy for measurement and research. Farquhar has over 30 years of experience in the field of nursing and health care administration, research, and quality measurement. Prior to her tenure at URAC, Farquhar was vice president of performance measurement at the National Quality Forum and was responsible for strategic oversight of the consensus development process. Prior to NQF, she led key activities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality performance measure initiatives and worked with the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) team on several projects, including Hospital CAHPS.

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Why Leadership is Vital for Quality Improvement

By Marybeth Farquhar on Sep 19, 2017 12:32:39 PM

Change is a part of every quality improvement initiative, and leadership is essential to the endeavor.  Thought leader Don Berwick, M.D. stated that the failure to move the quality agenda forward was due to the failure of leadership and the inability of medical administrators and the professional workforce to innovate (Galvin, 2005).

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