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An electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) is a clinical quality measure expressed and formatted to use data from electronic health record (EHRs) and/or health information technology systems to measure healthcare quality, ideally data captured in structured form during the process of patient care. For the measured entity to report an eCQM from an EHR, eCQM developers format the Health Quality Measure Format using the Quality Data Model to define the data elements and Clinical Quality Language to express the logic needed to evaluate a provider or organization’s performance.

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2022