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Pioneers in Quality™ Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Basics Webinar for Hospitals

Next Occurrence: Thursday, Nov 29, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are committed to supporting hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measureinfo-icon (eCQMinfo-icon) adoption and transition to the new Clinical Quality Language (CQL)info-icon logic expression language for the 2019 eCQM reporting period. As a result of the feedback received from stakeholders interviewed through the CMS eCQM Strategy Project to reduce implementation and reporting burdens, this session will provide an introduction regarding CQL expression language. This session serves as the introduction for the Pioneers in Qualityinfo-icon: Expert to Expert series deep dive into eCQMsinfo-icon that starts in December 2018 and continues through March 2019. Each one-hour Expert-to-Expert session will be dedicated to discussing 2-3 eCQMs and the new CQL logic expression language.

Join us on Nov 29, from 9-10am (PT)/10-11 am (MT)/11am -12pm (CT)/12-1 pm (ET) for the kick-off session for the series, eCQM Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Basics.

This one-hour session will provide a high-level introduction to the CQL logic expression language.  Both CMS and The Joint Commission will move from the previous quality data model (QDM)info-icon logic expression language to CQL for the 2019 reporting period. This session is intended to prepare hospitals for this transition and serves as a precursor to a more focused/technical educational webinar series starting in late 2018 and continuing in early 2019 that will offer a deeper dive into the specifics of CQL logic for each individual eCQM. For more information on this series, see The Joint Commission’s Pioneers in Quality: Expert to Expert series website.

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At the end of this CQL Basics session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts about the new CQL eCQM expression language logic
  • Prepare for implementation of the CQL logic expression language for the 2019 eCQM reporting period
  • Know where to find additional resources and ask questions about eCQMs and CQL

Space is limited for this webinar. Registration will close when we have reached maximum capacity. This webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to participate, a replay of the webinar with presentation slides will be available on The Joint Commission and eCQI Resource Centerinfo-icon websites approximately 7-10 business days following the program.

This webinar is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Credit from: 

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

CE/CME/CEU credits are available for the live audio only. Credits will not be available for webinar replays. To claim credits, you must have:  

  • Individually registered for the webinar through The Joint Commission website. 
  • Listened to the webinar in its entirety. Only those listening live on the day of the call will be eligible to receive credit. This is an educational program being offered exclusively to Joint Commission-accredited and CMS certified organizations.
  • Completed a post-program evaluation/attestation. A link to the post-program evaluation/attestation will be sent to your registered email 24-48 hours after the webinar. After completion of the survey, you will receive a printable certificate available to download. Please note: The survey will close approximately 2 weeks after the “live” webinar.    

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Last Updated: November 9, 2018