The one-stop shop for the most current resources to support Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement.

Learn about eCQI resources and connect with the community of professionals who are dedicated to clinical quality improvement for better health

Getting Started

A gentle introduction to understanding eCQI and this Resource Center

eCQMs

The who, what, when, where, and why of eCQMs

Education

A selection of educational materials and resources to broaden your eCQI knowledge

Latest News

Tue 16 Aug

Engage with the eCQI Community

The federal government and private stakeholders provide opportunities for stakeholders to actively engage in eCQI efforts through open meetings, public comment periods, expert panels, and educational events. Visit the Engage in eCQI page for a recently updated list of opportunities to become involved.

Thu 04 Aug

CY 2016 eCQM FAQs Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC) have posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Tool for Calendar Year (CY) 2016 electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs).

The CY 2016 eCQM FAQs Tool (direct link) can be found by navigating your browser to http://www.qualityreportingcenter.com/, selecting INPATIENT,... Read more

Fri 29 Jul

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

Thu 28 Jul

Seeking Public Comment on Draft Measure: “The Safe Use of Opioids—Concurrent Prescribing”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has hired Mathematica Policy Research and its partners to develop, electronically specify, and maintain clinical quality measures for five CMS hospital quality programs. Mathematica invites the public’s input on draft measure specifications for the Safe Use of Opioids—Concurrent Prescribing measure. Below is a summary of the measure, the public comment period, and instructions on how to submit comments. 

The public comment period for this measure begins July 1, 2016, and ends July 31, 2016.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 23 2016

Webinar: Pioneers in Quality - eCQM Hospital Readiness and Initial Data Analysis

By the end of this webinar, participants will understand nationwide survey results regarding eCQM readiness for 2017 submission, and describe how the Joint Commission is using 2015 eCQM data and readiness survey results to inform and assist hospitals.  The webinar is being hosted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CT).

Aug 30 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Sep 01 2016

CQL Basics Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to a “Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Basics” webinar. This session will focus on the basics of using CQL to express criteria and relationships commonly encountered in the representation of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). The session does not assume any familiarity with CQL, and is open to anyone with an interested in learning more about CQL and its use in a clinical quality setting.

Sep 13 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Sep 21 2016

QDM User Group Webinar

NOTE: Participants are not required to register for this meeting. 

 

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Meeting password: qdm1

 

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Sep 27 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Oct 11 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Oct 19 2016

QDM User Group Webinar

NOTE: Participants are not required to register for this meeting. 

 

JOIN WEBEX MEETING

https://esacinc2.webex.com/esacinc2/j.php?MTID=m9a94b76ea1eb76fbd1ad9c3d66eb3b60

Meeting number: 733 101 720

Meeting password: qdm1

 

JOIN BY PHONE

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Access code: 733 101 720

 

Can't join the meeting? Contact support here:

Oct 25 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call. 

Nov 08 2016

Cypress Testing Tool "Tech Talk"

Bi-weekly Cypress "Tech Talk" call is held to review issues that arise when using the Cypress testing tool which verifies appropriate Electronic Health Record (EHRs) and EHR modules calculation of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). 

In order to help ensure that these calls are meeting your needs, you are invited to submit your questions to the Cypress Talk List on the Friday prior to each planned call.