The Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center website is sponsored and maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides a centralized “one-stop shop” for stakeholders engaged in electronic quality improvement. The eCQI Resource Center draws from existing resources wherever possible to minimize duplication of resources and efforts across programs and websites. The site contains resources and information put forth by federal agencies: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and provides links to external functional tools to meet the needs of stakeholders throughout their eCQI efforts.
eCQI Resource Center Frequently Asked Questions
You can find resources that can be used at various stages of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) development, testing, certification, implementation, reporting, continuous evaluation of eCQMs, and information about standards and tools to support electronic clinical quality improvement (eCQI), including clinical decision support (CDS). The eCQI Resource Center also supports users looking for links to external resources related to eCQMs and data reporting, like ONC Project Tracking System (Jira), the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), and the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC).
The eCQI Resource Center includes:
- eCQM specifications and supporting materials
- CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) I and III Implementation Guides, Schematrons, and Sample Files
- Tools and links to resources used in conjunction with eCQMs and eCQI
- Standards and data models used in conjunction with eCQMs and eCQI such as Clinical Quality Language (CQL), Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF), Quality Data Model (QDM), and QRDA
- Measure Collaboration (MC) Workspace
- eCQM Data Element Repository (DERep)
- Event listings and news related to eCQMs and eCQI
To set up an account on the eCQI Resource Center, select “Manage Your Account” under the "Sign in" menu item on the upper right side of any page on the website. This opens the Log in page. Select the tab that reads “Create new account” and set up an account by providing your email address and desired username.
You can manage your eCQI Resource Center account by logging into the website and selecting the “Manage Your Account” under the ‘Sign in’ menu item on the upper right side of any page on the website. The “Edit” tab allows you to change your password, select whether you would like to receive emails related to your subscriptions, and choose your time zone. You can manage all your subscriptions on the site by navigating to the “Subscriptions” tab. Click “Save” when updates are complete.
Users with active accounts can receive updates on a particular topic of interest by subscribing to a page. Subscribing to a page provides the user with email notifications when content is added or changed on that page. To subscribe to a page, log into the website, navigate to the webpage of interest (e.g., eCQI Tools & Resources, Quality Data Model (QDM), Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)), and select "Receive updates on this topic" on top left part of the page. When you successfully subscribe to a page, you will notice that “Receive updates on this topic” has been replaced by “Stop receiving updates on this topic”. Click this link if you wish to stop receiving notifications.
You can manage your eCQI Resource Center account by logging into the website and selecting “My account” at the upper right side of the page. Manage your subscriptions on the site by navigating to the “Subscriptions” tab. The “Edit” tab allows you check a box to opt-out of news and events emails. Click “Save” when updates are complete.
Note that not all pages allow subscriptions. If you have any questions on this feature contact the eCQI Resource Center team at email@example.com.
Users with active accounts can update their personal time zone. You can manage your eCQI Resource Center account by logging into the website and selecting “My account” at the upper right side of the page. The “Edit” tab allows you to select your time zone. Click “Save” when updates are complete.
Macintosh requires some additional steps to use the Add to calendar function.
Office 365 and Outlook.com only work with an online calendar, e.g., Outlook.com, Outlook.live.com.
To populate the event to your Outlook calendar, use the Outlook download. Make sure you check the box 'On my calendar' in the left navigation bar of the calendar, then save and close the event. Once the On my calendar box is checked, you should not need to recheck for every new event.
To populate the event on your Mac calendar, if you only have Birthdays, US Holidays, and Siri Suggestion calendars, create a new calendar, then use the Outlook download, save and close. You don’t need to create a new calendar each time, just make sure you are adding to the correct calendar.
When adding an event using the Outlook.com or Office 365 button you may receive the error:
404. The event contains errors.
The event you have tried to add to your calendar contains invalid event information.
The error returned to AddEvent:
REST API is not yet supported for this mailbox.
This is an error caused by the security settings set for your mailbox and is not caused by the event from the eCQI RC. If issues persist, please contact your IT department or local administrator.
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