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The Health Level Seven International® (HL7®) Data Exchange for Quality Measures (DEQM) Implementation Guide (IG), provides a framework defining conformance profiles and guidance to enable the exchange of quality improvement information including quality measure reporting (e.g., for transferring quality information from a health care provider to a payor) using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources® (FHIR®)-based resources. 

The sponsoring HL7 workgroup, Clinical Quality Information, manages the changes of this FHIR IG, which the workgroup incorporates as part of the standard balloting process. The update cycle follows closely with the Quality Measure IG and Quality Improvement Core (QI-Core) Implementation Guide (IG). 

The DEQM IG supports data exchange and reporting scenarios including individual reporting, summary reporting, and gaps in care reporting. The DEQM Individual MeasureReport profile supports individual reporting and the DEQM Summary MeasureReport profile supports summary reporting. These profiles support the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I and QRDA Category III reporting use cases in the Quality Data Model-Clinical Quality Language-QRDA paradigm.

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Last Updated: Jul 01, 2024