eCQI

Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI)

Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) uses a variety of processes , health IT tools, standards and measurement to help continuously improve the quality of care, support improved health and outcomes. Health IT enables this improvement through the rapid feedback of performance via electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) as well as real-time improvement tools such as clinical decision support (CDS).

Specifications for electronic clinical quality measures for use in Medicare and Medicaid programs are created by CMS and certified by ONC. Measures quantify improvement in the quality and safety of care, health outcomes of populations, and provider and patient experience of care. The standards used for the electronic representation of quality data formats in eCQMs are proposed and approved by standards organizations and stakeholders in the eCQI community and approved by CMS for measures used within their quality incentive programs. Tools are that help with the development, testing and certification of eCQMs are highlighted on the eCQM tools page.

Recent Activity

Yesterday, February 22

  • 3:07pm EST
    Event Reminder: Cypress & Bonnie Office Hours : Feb 22 2017 - 3:30pm Reminder: Cypress & Bonnie Office Hours : Feb 22 2017 - 3:30pm Cypress is the official testing tool for certifying Electronic Health Records (EHR) and EHR modules in the calculation of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the EHR Incentive Program, Quality Payment Program (QPP), and other CMS Quality Reporting Programs (e.g., IQR, CPC+). Bonnie is a tool for pre-testing eCQM in the EHR Incentive Program. During the office hours, Bonnie and Cypress experts will address user community questions and concerns.

    Event Reminder: Cypress & Bonnie Office Hours : Feb 22 2017 - 3:30pm

    Reminder: Cypress & Bonnie Office Hours : Feb 22 2017 - 3:30pm

    Cypress is the official testing tool for certifying Electronic Health Records (EHR) and EHR modules in the calculation of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the EHR Incentive Program, Quality Payment Program (QPP), and other CMS Quality Reporting Programs (e.g., IQR, CPC+). Bonnie is a tool for pre-testing eCQM in the EHR Incentive Program. During the office hours, Bonnie and Cypress experts will address user community questions and concerns.

  • 2:37pm EST
    Event Reminder: Bonnie: A Tool for Testing eCQMs : Feb 22 2017 - 3:00pm Reminder: Bonnie: A Tool for Testing eCQMs : Feb 22 2017 - 3:00pm Bonnie is a tool for pre-testing electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) in the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, Quality Payment Program (QPP), and other CMS Quality Reporting Programs (e.g., IQR, CPC+). The MITRE team will solicit feedback in an interactive session that includes a Bonnie overview and demonstration, updates on new features, and a preview of CQL in Bonnie. Visit https://bonnie.healthit.gov

    Event Reminder: Bonnie: A Tool for Testing eCQMs : Feb 22 2017 - 3:00pm

    Reminder: Bonnie: A Tool for Testing eCQMs : Feb 22 2017 - 3:00pm

    Bonnie is a tool for pre-testing electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) in the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, Quality Payment Program (QPP), and other CMS Quality Reporting Programs (e.g., IQR, CPC+). The MITRE team will solicit feedback in an interactive session that includes a Bonnie overview and demonstration, updates on new features, and a preview of CQL in Bonnie. Visit https://bonnie.healthit.gov

Tuesday, February 21

  • 11:40pm EST
    Event Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 22 2017 - 12:00am Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 22 2017 - 12:00am Clinical Quality Language (CQL)Bryn Rhodes11:00am-12:00pmQuality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)Michael Holck1:00-2:00pmQuality Data Model (QDM)Floyd Eisenberg2:00 – 3:00pm

    Event Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 22 2017 - 12:00am

    Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 22 2017 - 12:00am

    Clinical Quality Language (CQL)

    Bryn Rhodes

    11:00am-12:00pm

    Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)

    Michael Holck

    1:00-2:00pm

    Quality Data Model (QDM)

    Floyd Eisenberg

    2:00 – 3:00pm

  • 12:37pm EST
    Event Reminder: eCQM Readiness and Challenges: An Essential Conversation : Feb 21 2017 - 1:00pm Reminder: eCQM Readiness and Challenges: An Essential Conversation : Feb 21 2017 - 1:00pm TJC has an education session at HIMSS this year. We’re taking advantage of a new format, the “Essential Conversation.” This format allows for a 20-minute lecture, followed by a 40 minute conversation with the audience. We’ll kick off discussion with some leading questions, including, “How do/will organizations derive value from eCQMs?” Title: eCQM Readiness and Challenges: An Essential ConversationTime: Tuesday, February 21, 1:00PM-2:00PMSession ID: 117Location: Room W311E (Note this session is onsite at HIMSS only.) It would be great to have some eCQM community members attend to contribute to the discussion! Also, if there is anyone who hasn’t registered yet, we were encouraged to share this discount code, worth 20% off the registration fee : DFUL20AC17

    Event Reminder: eCQM Readiness and Challenges: An Essential Conversation : Feb 21 2017 - 1:00pm

    Reminder: eCQM Readiness and Challenges: An Essential Conversation : Feb 21 2017 - 1:00pm

    TJC has an education session at HIMSS this year. We’re taking advantage of a new format, the “Essential Conversation.” This format allows for a 20-minute lecture, followed by a 40 minute conversation with the audience. We’ll kick off discussion with some leading questions, including, “How do/will organizations derive value from eCQMs?”

     

    Title: eCQM Readiness and Challenges: An Essential Conversation

    Time: Tuesday, February 21, 1:00PM-2:00PM

    Session ID: 117

    Location: Room W311E (Note this session is onsite at HIMSS only.)

     

    It would be great to have some eCQM community members attend to contribute to the discussion!

     

    Also, if there is anyone who hasn’t registered yet, we were encouraged to share this discount code, worth 20% off the registration fee : DFUL20AC17

  • 7:37am EST
    Event Reminder: Cypress v3: eCQM Calculation & Certification : Feb 21 2017 - 8:00am Reminder: Cypress v3: eCQM Calculation & Certification : Feb 21 2017 - 8:00am Cypress is the official testing tool for certifying Electronic Health Records (EHR) and EHR modules in the calculation of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the EHR Incentive Program, Quality Payment Program (QPP), and other CMS Quality Reporting Programs (e.g., IQR, CPC+). This interactive session will include an overview and demonstration of Cypress v3, supporting the 2015 EHR certification program. Visit http://healthit.gov/cypress

    Event Reminder: Cypress v3: eCQM Calculation & Certification : Feb 21 2017 - 8:00am

    Reminder: Cypress v3: eCQM Calculation & Certification : Feb 21 2017 - 8:00am

    Cypress is the official testing tool for certifying Electronic Health Records (EHR) and EHR modules in the calculation of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for the EHR Incentive Program, Quality Payment Program (QPP), and other CMS Quality Reporting Programs (e.g., IQR, CPC+). This interactive session will include an overview and demonstration of Cypress v3, supporting the 2015 EHR certification program. Visit http://healthit.gov/cypress

Monday, February 20

  • 11:37pm EST
    Event Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 21 2017 - 12:00am Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 21 2017 - 12:00am Clinical Quality Language (CQL)Bryn Rhodes2:00-3:00pmQuality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)Michael Holck4:00-5:00pmQuality Data Model (QDM)Floyd Eisenberg5:00 – 6:00pm

    Event Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 21 2017 - 12:00am

    Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 21 2017 - 12:00am

    Clinical Quality Language (CQL)

    Bryn Rhodes

    2:00-3:00pm

    Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)

    Michael Holck

    4:00-5:00pm

    Quality Data Model (QDM)

    Floyd Eisenberg

    5:00 – 6:00pm

Sunday, February 19

  • 11:37pm EST
    Event Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 20 2017 - 12:00am Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 20 2017 - 12:00am Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)Michael Holck2:00-3:30pmClinical Quality Language (CQL)Bryn Rhodes3:30-4:30pmQuality Data Model (QDM)Floyd Eisenberg4:30 – 6:00pm

    Event Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 20 2017 - 12:00am

    Reminder: ESAC, Inc. Holding eCQM Standards Office Hours at HIMSS17 Booth #8248 : Feb 20 2017 - 12:00am

    Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)

    Michael Holck

    2:00-3:30pm

    Clinical Quality Language (CQL)

    Bryn Rhodes

    3:30-4:30pm

    Quality Data Model (QDM)

    Floyd Eisenberg

    4:30 – 6:00pm

Friday, February 17