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Engage in Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI)

Connect with the Community of Professionals Who are Dedicated to Clinical Quality Improvement for Better Health

The federal government and other stakeholders provide opportunities 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 filter opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Opportunity Description
CDS Connect

Receive occasional updates regarding open-source, freely available CDS Connect tools—including a repository of clinical decision support (CDS) artifacts, authoring tool for creation of CDS, and prototype development tools for testing and integrating CDS into health systems.

CMS Measures Management System (MMS) Email List

Provides periodic e-mail newsletters with information on CMS quality measures, updates to the MMS webpages, and other CMS news.

CMS Measures Management System (MMS) Webpages

Provides several opportunities for input on eCQM development and updates through public calls for measures, comments on measures under development, technical expert panels, and public comments

Cypress Tech Talks

Provides ability to discuss the eCQM certification tool and/or implementation questions. Meets monthly. Submit topics to the Cypress Talk List.

eCQI Resource Center

Provides update notifications regarding eCQI news, events, and tool announcements. Create a user account and self-select items of interest to receive notifications.

eCQI Resource Center User Group

Volunteer forum of eCQI Resource Center users that use the site to obtain resources necessary for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) development, implementation, reporting, and education on key eCQM and eCQI concepts and standards. The eCQI Resource Center User Group meets quarterly at 3:00pm EST on the third Tuesday of January, April, July, and October.

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®)

FHIR is the next generation exchange framework being adopted by the healthcare community to advance interoperability. The FHIR Confluence site provides information about a variety of FHIR-related activities.

FHIR Connectathons

An HL7 FHIR Connectathon is an event centered on developing the HL7 FHIR Specification including resources, profiles, and implementation guides. The purpose of a Connectathon is to prove the specification is complete and facilitate FHIR implementation guide maturity.

HL7 CDS Work Group

Focuses 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.

HL7 Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) Work Group

Creates and maintains information technology standards in support of improving healthcare quality, including clinical care, and fostering collaboration between quality measurement, outcomes, and improvement stakeholders. Meets every Friday from 1 to 3 pm Eastern.

MADiE User Group

The MADiE User Group is an open forum to discuss the status of the tools and gather community and user feedback on planned enhancements and releases. The User Group is scheduled to meet the third Thursday of every month. Register for the MADiE User Group via the meeting appointment.

Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace

Provides resources, tools, and processes to promote transparency and improve interaction across stakeholder communities that develop, implement, and report eCQMs.

Partnership for Quality Measurement (PQM)

Solicits participation in committees to review measures for potential inclusion (pre-rulemaking review) and continuation (measure set review) in CMS quality programs and endorsement (endorsement and maintenance). Check their website for opportunities to engage.

QDI User Group

Discusses the data models (including QDM and QI Core) used for measure development, measure implementation, consensus-based standards process, clinical decision support, and alignment with related standards. Visit the QDM Connect page and/or the eCQI Resource Center events calendar for meeting specifics. Send questions to

Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) Collaboration

Provides 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.

Last Updated: May 24, 2023