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History of PCPI

In 2000, the American Medical Association (AMA) convened the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA-convened PCPI) as a physician-led program to develop performance measures which addressed a significant gap in the measurement landscape. The AMA-convened PCPI, in partnership with its members, has developed more than 350 measures, many of which are used in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use, as well as private health plan payment models.

In 2011, American Medical Association staff to the PCPI worked with a group of committed volunteer leaders to launch the NQRN®, a national, multi-stakeholder network of clinical registry stewards and others interested in registries. The NQRN has created tools and educational opportunities and increased the visibility and value of clinical registries as reporting and improvement systems. In 2016 NQRN was merged into the PCPI as a key program. In 2013, the AMA-convened PCPI launched the PCPI Quality Improvement Program to support its members improvement needs beyond measurement.

In 2014, the AMA and AMA-convened PCPI leadership undertook an evaluation to determine the optimal governance structure to meet the growing demand for value-based health care. The result of this evaluation was the adoption of new By-Laws in June 2015, which set the course for the PCPI Foundation (PCPI), an independent organization with an expanded membership.

The PCPI’s new Board of Directors and membership represents patients and consumers, health systems, hospitals, clinics, accrediting and licensing entities, employers, health plans, health information technology vendors, pharmacies, government agencies and quality improvement organizations as well as the historical members of physicians, health care professional organizations, and medical boards.

PCPI is now poised to facilitate partnerships and convene diverse perspectives to identify and implement solutions to improve the health care delivery system.


PCPI members have the opportunity to collaborate with professionals across our represented organizations, participate in our Measurement Science, NQRN and Quality Improvement programs and use our expertise for your organization's projects.


PCPI offers in-person trainings and consulting services for stakeholders in the areas of measurement, clinical registries and quality improvement.

Partnerships & Grants

PCPI's Quality Improvement (QI) Program, Measurement Science Program) and NQRN®, PCPI's registry program, help fuel collaboration on progress in health care performance measurement and improvement at a national level.

Measurement Science

The PCPI Measurement Science program is a leading area of expertise focused on measure development, measure specification and measure testing.


NQRNs a voluntary network of organizations operating registries and those interested in increasing the usefulness of clinical registries to measure and improve patient health outcomes.

Quality Improvement

The PCPI Quality Improvement (QI) program exists to facilitate the rapid access, sharing, learning, scale and spread of quality improvement methodologies and knowledge.


Board of Directors

Our Members

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