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

Mon 05 Dec

CMS Issues Additional Guidance Regarding the Hospital IQR Program ECE Policy for Calendar Year (CY) 2016 eCQM Reporting

The purpose of this message is to notify hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted additional guidance to help clarify the Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions/Exemptions (ECE) policy regarding electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) reporting for CY 2016.

CMS recognizes that some hospitals continue to face significant challenges in their efforts to comply with the new eCQM reporting requirements.  During this period of... Read more

Tue 29 Nov

Updated 2016 CMS QRDA I Schematron for Hospital Quality Reporting and PSVA Tool Available November 18, 2016

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.

The CMS receiving... Read more

Fri 18 Nov

Common Errors for QRDA Category I Test & Production Files - Session II

This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

The webinar, titled Common Errors for QRDA Category I Test & Production Files – Session II, will be presented by Jennifer Seeman, Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Program Manager, Portfolio, Program and Project Management Support Contractor (SC) and Artrina Sturges, EdD, Project Lead, Medicare IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment, Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and... Read more

Thu 10 Nov

QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor have posted an interactive educational resource. This resource pertains to troubleshooting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I Conformance Statements.

When test or production QRDA Category I files are submitted for processing to the CMS data receiving system through the QualityNet Secure Portal (QSP), errors are identified with a conformance... Read more

Upcoming Events

Dec 06 2016

IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment Outreach and Education webinar: Pioneers in Quality Webinar Expert to Expert Series-eED-1 & eED-2

This Outreach and Education webinar for participants in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program is scheduled for  Tuesday, December 06, 2016.

The webinar, titled Pioneers in Quality Expert to Expert Series- eED-1 & eED-2, will be presented by Angela Flanagan, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, Lantana Consulting Group.

Dec 06 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. 

Dec 20 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. 

Dec 21 2016

QDM User Group Webinar

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Jan 03 2017

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. 

Jan 17 2017

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. 

Jan 18 2017

QDM User Group Webinar

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Jan 26 2017

Cooking with CQL: or How to Incorporate CQL into HQMF for eCQMs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to a “Cooking with Clinical Quality Language (CQL): or How to Incorporate CQL into Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)” webinar.  Each Cooking with CQL session will feature a specific topic, walk through how to express measures using CQL and provide an interactive opportunity for measure developers.

Feb 15 2017

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Mar 15 2017

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