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EHR Data Quality Draft Recommendations Report Open for Comment

October 16, 2020 - 08:47am

One of the promises of electronic health records (EHRs) is that they may enable automated clinical quality measure reporting. EHRs are increasingly important data sources for measure development due to their wide use and ability to capture both structured and unstructured data. While the increased use of EHRs holds promise for enhancing quality measurement, there is considerable variation in data quality that undermine the objectives of quality measurement. NQF convened a multistakeholder Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to identify the causes, nature, and extent of EHR data quality issues and assess the impact that EHR data quality has on electronic clinical quality measurement. Through this multistep effort, the TEP guided the development of recommendations for improving EHR data in ways that support healthcare performance measures at all phases, including measure development, measure endorsement, and implementation.

The commenting period for the EHR Data Quality Report is now open through October 30, 2020. You can view the report and submit comments on the project page. NQF is soliciting comments on the recommendations as described in this report as well as comments on additional recommendations for consideration by the TEP. You will need to log in to the NQF website to submit comments. Please contact the EHR Data Quality team at ehrdataquality@qualityforum.org with questions. The TEP will convene on November 10, 2020 to review and adjudicate comments submitted on the report and the TEP’s recommendations.

Please reach out to ehrdataquality@qualityforum.org with any questions.

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2020