The Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center website is sponsored and maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center is a website that provides a centralized “one-stop shop” for stakeholders engaged in electronic quality improvement. The eCQI Resource Center draws from existing resources wherever possible to minimize duplication of resources and efforts across programs and websites. The site contains resources and information put forth by federal agencies: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and provides links to external functional tools to meet the needs of stakeholders throughout their eCQI efforts.
eCQI Resource Center Frequently Asked Questions
You can find resources that can be used at various stages of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) development, testing, certification, implementation, reporting, continuous evaluation of eCQMs, and information about standards and tools to support electronic clinical quality improvement (eCQI), including clinical decision support (CDS). The eCQI Resource Center also supports users looking for links to external resources related to eCQMs and data reporting, like ONC Project Tracking System (Jira), the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), and the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC).
The eCQI Resource Center includes:
- eCQM specifications and supporting materials
- CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) I and III Implementation Guides, Schematrons, and Sample Files
- Tools and links to resources used in conjunction with eCQMs and eCQI
- Standards and data models used in conjunction with eCQMs and eCQI such as Clinical Quality Language (CQL), Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF), Quality Data Model (QDM), and QRDA
- Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace
- eCQM Data Element Repository (DERep)
- Event listings and news related to eCQMs and eCQI
To set up an account on the eCQI Resource Center, select the “Sign in” button on the upper right side of the screen. This opens the Log in page. Select the tab that reads “Create new account” and set up an account by providing your email address and desired username.
You can manage your eCQI Resource Center account by logging into the website and selecting “My account” at the upper right side of the page. The “Edit” tab allows you to change your password, select whether you would like to receive emails related to your subscriptions, and choose your time zone. You can manage all your subscriptions on the site by navigating to the “Subscriptions” tab. Click “Save” when updates are complete.
Users with active accounts can receive updates on a particular topic of interest by subscribing to a page. Subscribing to a page provides the user with email notifications when content is added or changed on that page. To subscribe to a page, log into the website, navigate to the webpage of interest (e.g., eCQI Tools & Resources, Quality Data Model (QDM), Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)), and select "Receive updates on this topic" on top left part of the page. When you successfully subscribe to a page, you will notice that “Receive updates on this topic” has been replaced by “Stop receiving updates on this topic”. Click this link if you wish to stop receiving notifications.
You can manage your eCQI Resource Center account by logging into eh website and selecting “My account” at the upper right side of the page. Manage your subscriptions on the site by navigating to the “Subscriptions” tab. The “Edit” tab allows you check a box to opt-out of news and events emails. Click “Save” when updates are complete.
Note that not all pages allow subscriptions. If you have any questions on this feature contact the eCQI Resource Center team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users with active accounts can update their personal time zone. You can manage your eCQI Resource Center account by logging into the website and selecting “My account” at the upper right side of the page. The “Edit” tab allows you to select your time zone. Click “Save” when updates are complete.