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Now Available: Quality Data Model (QDM) Known Issues Guidance

November 12, 2018 - 10:43pm

Guidance for Quality Data Model (QDM)info-icon Known Issues is now available on the Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Formatting and Usage Wiki. The Wiki serves as a collaborative workspace for the development of formatting conventions and usage patterns for the representation of logic within electronic clinical quality measuresinfo-icon (eCQMsinfo-icon). 

 The Quality Data Model (QDM) Known Issues guidance addresses two topics:

  • Immunization, Administered timing attribute advisory: Users should interpret the author dateTime for Immunization, Administered as administered dateTime. The new version of QDM, expected to be published in Spring 2019, will clarify ambiguous timing language. Background on this issue is also addressed in the ONC Project Tracking System (JIRA)info-icon QDM project QDM - 211.
  • Procedure, Performed completion time: QDM currently does not provide a method to determine whether a procedure was adequately performed and not terminated without meeting its objective. This issue is addressed in JIRA QDM project QDM-210 where suggestions can be submitted for potential solutions.

Visit the Wiki to learn about updates to an eCQMinfo-icon, CQL or QDM known issues, any new issues as they are identified, and potential solutions. You may also sign up to receive automatic updates.

Additional Information

If you have questions or suggestion for topics to be added to the QDM Known Issues guidance, please contact the ESAC, Inc. QDM team at the JIRA QDM project.

Current and past versions of QDM specificationsinfo-icon, QDM User Group meeting information, and Clinical Quality Language (CQL)info-icon resources are found on the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center.

Last Updated: November 12, 2018