Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN

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.

Recent Posts

Why Accreditation Must Evolve to Determine Accountability and Quality in Healthcare

By Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN on Aug 30, 2017 8:54:48 AM

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Healthcare is no exception.

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Patient-Centered Care Requires Patient-Centered Outcomes Measures

By Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN on Jun 6, 2017 2:07:06 PM

The drive toward value-based care is requiring the healthcare industry to make a 180-degree turn from where we were just a few years ago. We’re moving away from a system focused on treating sickness to one that strives for wellness; from encouraging volume to demanding value; from filling beds to penalizing readmissions; and finally, from a system centered on the provider to one that rightfully revolves around the patient.

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