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

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.

... Read more

Mon 18 Jul

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.

 To join:

Tue 12 Jul

Alpha Versions of Bonnie Features Released to Staging Server

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... Read more

Tue 12 Jul

2017 CMS QRDA HQR Implementation Guide, Schematrons, and Sample File Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2017 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Implementation Guide (IG), Schematrons, and sample file.

The 2017 IG provides technical instructions for QRDA Category I reporting for the:

Upcoming Events

Aug 02 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. 

Aug 16 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. 

Aug 17 2016

QDM User Group Webinar

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

 

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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 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. 

 

JOIN WEBEX MEETING

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

Meeting number: 733 101 720

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

 

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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.