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Engage in eCQI

Ways to engage with the eCQI community

The federal government and private stakeholders provide opportunities for stakeholders to actively engage in eCQI efforts through open meetings, public comment periods, expert panels, and educational events. Select the user type you most associate yourself with and the table will sort opportunities they may be of interest to you.

OpportunityDescriptionCDS Developer/ StewardeCQM Developer/ StewardHealth IT Developer/ VendorPayerProviderStandard Development Organization
CMS Measures Management System WebpageProvides several opportunities for input on eCQM development and updates through public calls for measures, comments on measures under development, technical expert panel members, and public commentsXXXXX
CMS Vendor CallProvides Health IT vendors with an opportunity to provide feedback. This monthly eCQI-based call is led by CMS staff. Email CMS Vendor Support to be added to the invite.X
Cypress Tech TalksProvides ability to discuss eCQM certification tool and/or implementation questions. Meets bi-weekly. Submit topics to the Cypress Talk List.XXX
eCQI Resource CenterProvides update notifications regarding eCQI news, events, and tool announcements. Create a user account and self-select items of interest to receive notifications.XXXXX
HL7 CDS Work GroupFocuses on the development of standards to support system-agnostic implementation of clinical decision support (CDS), including messages, services, information models, and knowledge representation formalisms. Meets every Wednesday from 12 to 1 pm Eastern.XXX
HL7 Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) Work GroupCreates and maintains information technology standards in support of improving health care quality, including clinical care, and fostering collaboration between quality measurement, outcomes, and improvement stakeholders. Meets every Friday from 1 to 3 pm Eastern.XXXX
Implementers CornerProvides resources for those implementing eCQI.XX
National Quality Forum (NQF)Solicits participation in committees that review measures for endorsement. Check website for opportunities to engage. Submission guidance for eCQMs is at www.qualityforum.org/Electronic_Quality_Measures.aspx.XXXXXX
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (PCOR CDS-LN)The Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (PCCDS-LN) addresses barriers to the effective use of PCOR findings to improve patient outcomes by ensuring that the findings are incorporated widely into clinical practice through the assistance of clinical decision support (CDS). Its initial focus is on providing a forum for stakeholders to assess both barriers and facilitators to implementing PCOR findings in CDS and make recommendations for optimizing PCOR-enabled CDS to facilitate improvements in care and outcomes. This collaborative work will establish a springboard for successfully executing the recommendations in a manner that addresses stakeholder needs and constraints.XXXX
QDM User GroupDiscusses the QDM’s use for measure development, measure implementation, consensus-based standards process, and alignment with related standards. Visit the QDM events page for meeting specifics and send an email to qdm@esacinc.com.XX
United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) ListservProvides information for USHIK users and is a resource for health care related metadata, specifications and standards.XXXX
VSAC CollaborationProvides a central site where value set authors can post value sets for collaborative discussion. In that site, teams can share threaded discussions about the value sets, view recent value set expansions posted by site members, organize their value sets.

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Value Set Impact GroupSeeks to determine an approach to updating value set content (the value set expansion used) during the time between static measure update releases (i.e., making a change to a value set content post-release [not during the normal update cycle] in a minimally disruptive way). Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 2 to 3 pm Eastern. Contact us for more information.XXX
CMS Measures Management System ListservProvides periodic e-mail newsletters with information on CMS quality measures and updates to the MMS web pages.XXX

Last Updated: November 29, 2018