eCQM Implementation

HQMF

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on February 5, 2018 - 1:55pm

What is Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF)?

Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) is a standards-based representation of quality measures as electronic documents.

QRDA

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on January 3, 2018 - 12:24pm

What is the Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA)?

The Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) is a Health Level Seven International (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)-based standard.

QDM

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on November 22, 2017 - 4:32pm

What is the Quality Data Model (QDM)?

The Quality Data Model (QDM) is an information model that defines relationships between patients and clinical concepts in a standardized format to enable electronic quality performance measurement. The model is the current structure for electronically representing quality measure concepts for stakeholders involved in electronic quality measurement development and reporting. The QDM is currently being aligned with other relevant clinical decision support (CDS) standards.

eCQI Standards

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on November 17, 2017 - 9:40am

What are electronic Clinical Quality Improvement standards?

Standards are critical to data consistency, validity and interoperability. Their use makes it easier to:

Updates to the CMS Hospital Quality Reporting System Related to CY 2017

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on November 16, 2017 - 7:12pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce several improvements to the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) System (accessible via the QualityNet Secure Portal) related to calendar year (CY) 2017 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program (Meaningful Use), which are detailed below.

CMS Announces Transition of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures to Clinical Quality Language for the CY2019 Reporting/Performance Periods

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on October 31, 2017 - 9:55am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that following more than one year of testing and input from the vendor and implementer communities, electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) in CMS quality programs will be transitioned to use the Clinical Quality Language (CQL) standard (CQL Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU) 2) for logic expression.