A gentle introduction to understanding eCQI and this Resource Center
The who, what, when, where, and why of eCQMs
A selection of educational materials and resources to broaden your eCQI knowledge
Fri 29 Jul
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
- Cypress v3... Read more
Thu 28 Jul
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
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.
Tue 12 Jul
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
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:
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