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Frequently Asked Questions

The Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center is a website that 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.

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.

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:

To set up an account on the eCQI Resource Center, select the “Sign in” button on the upper right side of the screen. 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.

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, 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 When you successfully subscribe to a page, you will notice that “Receive updates on this topic” has been replaced by “Stop receiving updates on this topic”.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 selecting “My account” at the upper right side of the page. 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.   

Note that not all pages allow subscriptions.  If you have any questions on this feature contact the eCQI Resource Center team at ecqi-resource-center@hhs.gov.

The electronic clinical quality improvement (eCQI) Resource Center is constantly improving to better meet the needs of its users. Please send any questions or feedback to ecqi-resource-center@hhs.gov.