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The Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) tool assists hospitals and their vendors to identify and correct errors within their Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files prior to data submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data receiving system.  Updates to the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) 2016 CMS QRDA I schematron for the CMS receiving system and PSVA were available beginning on November 18, 2016.

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Bonnie 1.5.0 Release

 

The Bonnie development team released Bonnie version 1.5.0, a major feature release. Bonnie is a tool for testing electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) designed to support streamlined and efficient pre-testing of eCQMs, particularly those used in the Meaningful Use (MU) program. This feature release adds support for testing measures using QDM 4.3 and also includes the Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Learning tool and Patient Dashboard features. The core functionality of Bonnie has not changed. Please provide feedback, questions, or concerns through the Bonnie JIRA issue tracker at…

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Cypress 3.0.2 Release

 

Cypress 3.0.2 is now available for download and upgrade. Cypress is the rigorous and repeatable testing tool of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and EHR modules in calculating Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). Cypress 3.0.2 includes several bug fixes as well as the following features: CMS schematron warnings reported in separate tab from other warnings; clarified headings for Manual Entry Test statuses; clarified text for “…

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Cypress v3:3.0.1 Patch Release

 

The Cypress eCQM certificaiton testing tool has released a new patch. The installation and upgrade instructions are available on the wiki. Changelog for the release is below:

Bug Fixes

&#8226                       Ordinality location incorrect for 2015 Measures

&#8226                       Support for "Device Applied,…

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The Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) Tool assists hospitals and their vendors to identify and correct errors within their Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I files prior to data submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data receiving system.  An updated version of the PSVA Tool (1.2) will be available for download from the Secure File Exchange area of the QualityNet Secure Portal beginning late September, 2016.

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Cypress v3 Release

 

Cypress v3 is now available to support 2015 certification for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM). Cypress v3 supports testing for the June 2015 and April 2016 updates to the Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Eligible Hospital eCQMs and the MU Stage 2 Eligible Professional eCQMs. The new v3 release and release notes are available on the Cypress website https://healthit.gov/cypress/.

New Features for Cypress v3 Release

Refreshed design providing a more responsive and accessible user interface

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Bonnie (eCQM testing tool) User Group

 

CMS and ONC invite you to join the new Bonnie User Group. Bonnie is a tool for testing electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). The purpose of this user group is to create a community of Bonnie users that can benefit from one another’s experience and questions, and to allow the development team to easily reach out to the community regarding new releases, proposed features, and focus group opportunities.

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The Bonnie team recently released alpha versions of several new features onto the Bonnie staging server (https://bonnie.ahrqstg.org). Because they are alpha versions for pre-production testing, these features may be unstable and prone to bugs. The purpose of the alpha releases is to receive feedback from the community about each feature and to help identify bugs before a production release is implemented. The new features include:

  • The Patient Dashboard
    • The purpose of the patient dashboard is to enable users to perform test case…
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The ONC Office of Standards and Technology is pleased to announce the availability of the beta1 version of the Cypress v3 testing tool. This latest release includes numerous upgrades designed to improve functionality and the user experience.

Users can expect an additional beta release in early July before the final release on July 28. 2016. The new beta release will contain several updates to the C1 Manual Entry testing workflow and additional CMS requirements, based on ATL feedback and…

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