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eCQI Tools & Key Resources

Tools & Resources

The eCQM Informational Tools, Resources, and Collaboration (InfoTRAC) referenced in this section are openly available and are provided for stakeholder use. They provide a foundation for the development, implementation, reporting, help, and feedback of quality measures and their improvement.

Diagram of the eCQM lifecycle showing the progression through the stages of development, implementation, reporting, and help & feedback then returning to development for maintenance.

Find the Tools and Resources You Need

You can browse and search all of the tools and resources by visiting the eCQI Tools and Resources Library.
The standards and tools versions listed for each reporting/performance period are the versions used to create and/or support the implementation of the specific reporting/performance period specifications. Newer versions of the standards and tools may be available, but were not used in the development of the reporting/performance period listed.

Reporting/Performance Period eCQM Annual Update Tool and Resource Versions Standard Versions
The eCQM tools and resources provide a foundation for the development, testing, certification, publication, implementation, reporting, and continuous evaluation of quality measures and their improvement. You can refine the tool list by selecting a category of interest and/or a role that best describes your needs, or you can also click a specific tool from the list below to view additional details.


Who Uses Tool:
Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital, Eligible Professional / Eligible Clinician, Health IT Developer/Vendor, Implementer, Measure Developer/Steward, Payer

The Quality Measure Implementation Guide (IG), or QM IG, is intended to provide guidance on the representation of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources® (FHIR®) Clinical Reasoning Module, Quality Improvement (QI)-Core IG, and Clinical Quality Language (CQL). It provides requirements for measure structure, metadata, definitions, and logic to be used when authoring and evaluating eCQMs.

As of March 2021, the published version of QM IG STU 2 (Standard for Trial Use 2) is based on the FHIR R4.

Last Updated: May 07, 2021