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eCQM_2018QRDA_HQR_CMS_IG_0.pdf July 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
Quality Net July 17, 2018 - 12:32pm

QualityNet provides healthcare quality improvement news, resources and data reporting tools and applications. QualityNet is the only CMS-approved site for secure communications and healthcare quality data exchange between healthcare organizations and facilities.

Hospital IQR-Promoting Interoperability Program Alignment Outreach and Education Webinar July 17, 2018 - 12:19pm

The Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) invite you to this outreach and education webinar for participants in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Promoting Interoperability Program (previously known as the Electronic Health Record [EHR] Incentive Program).

2018 Person-Centered CDS Learning Network Annual Meeting Draft Agenda Posted July 17, 2018 - 8:04am

The preliminary agenda for the 2018 Person-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network Annual Meeting October 15, 2018 is now available.  The day promises to be filled with information for all stakeholders including presentations from our keynote speakers, David W. Bates, MD, MSc, FACMI and Christopher Harle, PhD, MS. 

QDM_v5.4_Release_7.16.2018_508.pdf July 16, 2018 - 8:07pm
ecqm-au-prepublication2019.pdf July 16, 2018 - 12:41pm
eCQM Calculations Libraries and Technical Services July 13, 2018 - 3:54pm

These open source libraries provide a proof-of-concept implementation of eCQMs against patient information represented in Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). These libraries reuse the calculation engine developed within Bonnie and Cypress and adapt it to a FHIR data model. They can be used as a starting point for an implementation of eCQMs from FHIR-based data.

eCQI Resource Center July 13, 2018 - 3:52pm

This website provides eCQI resources and connections with the community of professionals who are dedicated to clinical quality improvement for better health. Provides eCQM electronic specifications and their updates along with tool and resource links. “The one-stop shop for the most current resources to support electronic clinical quality improvement.”

Cypress Validation Utility July 13, 2018 - 3:50pm

The Cypress QRDA Validator provides implementers with the ability to validate the conformance of QRDA Category I and Category III documents to the 2016, 2017, and 2018 CMS implementation guides:

  • 2016 (EP/EH)
  • 2017 (EP/EH)
  • 2018 (EH Only)

The Cypress QRDA Validator provides implementers with the ability to validate the conformance of QRDA Category I and Category III documents to the following HL7 implementation guides:

Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®) July 13, 2018 - 3:56pm

UMLS® is a set of files and software that brings together many health and biomedical vocabularies and standards to enable interoperability between computer systems. UMLS® is used to enhance or develop applications, such as electronic health records, classification tools, dictionaries and language translators.

Clinical Quality Framework July 13, 2018 - 3:48pm

CQF Framework is a collaborative community of participants from the public and private sectors focused on providing the tools, services and guidance to facilitate the functional exchange of health information. CQF Framework focuses on identifying, defining, and harmonizing electronic standards that promote integration between CDS and eCQM.

Pioneers in Quality July 13, 2018 - 3:43pm

Pioneers in Quality (PIQ) is a Joint Commission program to assist hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure adoption that includes educational programs (e.g., webinars for CEUs), a resource portal, recognition categories, an advisory council, a modified annual report, speaker’s bureau outreach, a peer–to–peer solution exchange, as well as having a strong focus on partnering with hospitals to provide the highest level of quality care for patients and their families.

Pre-Submission Validation Application (PSVA) July 13, 2018 - 3:44pm

PSVA is a downloadable tool that operates on a user's system which allows submitters to catch and correct errors prior to data submission to CMS. The application provides validation feedback within the submitter's system and allows valid files to be separated and submitted while invalid files are identified for error correction.

Measures Management System Blueprint July 13, 2018 - 3:41pm

The Blueprint is a guidance document which provides a standardized system for developing and maintaining the quality measures used in various quality initiatives and programs. Includes information on Measure Development Concepts, Measure Lifecycle, eCQM Lifecycle, as well as Tools, Appendices, and Forms.

Kaizen July 13, 2018 - 3:39pm

Kaizen, or continuous improvement, is a long-term approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve incremental changes in order to improve efficiency and quality. It focuses on removing process waste and maximizing value to the customer (in this case the patient). CMS and ONC have focused on eCQM development and implementation.

Implementation Guides (IGs) – CMS July 13, 2018 - 3:29pm

These IGs are developed by CMS to support Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Implementation for Eligible Professionals, Eligible Clinician, and Eligible Hospitals for eCQM reporting.

QDM User Group Webinar July 13, 2018 - 7:04am

The QDM User Group responds to requests for additional clarification or content from measure developers and others submitting information to the ONC JIRA tracking system QDM section.

JOIN WEBEX MEETING

https://esacinc2.webex.com/esacinc2/j.php?MTID=me8d6277dca528e02526f28ca60f9397b

Meeting number (access code): 857 138 552

QDM User Group Webinar July 13, 2018 - 7:05am

The QDM User Group responds to requests for additional clarification or content from measure developers and others submitting information to the ONC JIRA tracking system QDM section.

JOIN WEBEX MEETING

https://esacinc2.webex.com/esacinc2/j.php?MTID=me8d6277dca528e02526f28ca60f9397b

Meeting number (access code): 857 138 552

Now Available: Quality Data Model (QDM) v5.4 July 2, 2018 - 10:31am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the Quality Data Model (QDM) standard, version 5.4. The standard has been updated to align with the emerging standard, Health Level Seven International (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and add increased explicit capabilities. Support for these features and modifications will be implemented in the production version of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) to be released in Fall 2018 (MAT v5.6).

Cypress Tech Talk June 28, 2018 - 1:45pm

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. View a schedule of all upcoming Cypress Tech Talks at: https://www.healthit.gov/cypress/.

Register for the Cypress Tech Talk now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8110364277730751489.