Introduction to the Quality Data Model
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.
The QDM provides the language that defines the criteria for clinical quality measurement. It allows the electronic definition of a clinical concept via its data elements and provides the vocabulary to relate them to each other. By relating attributes between data elements and using filtering functions, the QDM provides a method to construct complex clinical representations for electronic clinical quality measures. The QDM provides the foundation for the conceptualization and specification phases in the eCQM Measure Lifecycle.
Category - A single clinical concept that is the highest level of definition for a QDM element e.g., Medication, Procedure, Condition/Diagnosis/Problem, Communication, Encounter. The QDM currently contains 19 categories.
Data Type - Provides context within a category e.g., in a ‘Medication’ category, ‘Medication, Active” and ‘Medication, Administered’ are particular data types.
Attribute - Provides specific detail within a data type. There are two types of attributes, data type specific attributes and data flow attributes.
Data type specific attributes - Provides specific detail on a data type e.g., Medication, Dispensed and Medication, Ordered contains information about dosage, route, strength, and duration of a medication, while a Medication allergy, contains information about the allergy type, allergy severity, etc.
Data flow attributes - Provides specific detail about the location of data represented by a QDM element e.g., Health Record Field indicates the location within an electronic record where the data should be found, Source indicates the originator of the quality data element (an individual or a device), and a Recorder, the individual or device that enters the data element into a health record field.
Participation in the QDM User Group
The QDM User Group is a group of volunteer members who use the QDM for measure development, measure implementation, alignment with related standards and more. View the QDM User Group Charter for more information about the group. If you are interested in participating in the User Group, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
QDM 4.3 Resources
Draft QDM 5.0 for use with Clinical Quality Language (CQL) is found on the CQL page.
Help and Feedback
For questions or comments on the QDM, please contact email@example.com.
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- 1:37pm ESTEvent Reminder: Common Errors for QRDA Category I Test & Production Files Session II : Nov 30 2016 - 2:00pm Reminder: Common Errors for QRDA Category I Test & Production Files Session II : Nov 30 2016 - 2:00pm This presentation will provide an overview of several topics related to the mandatory electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submission process for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for Calendar Year 2016. The presentation is planned for November 30, 2016, 2:00 p.m. ET.Speakers:Jennifer SeemanHospital Quality Reporting (HQR) EHR Program ManagerPortfolio, Program and Project Management SC Artrina Sturges, EdDProject Lead Medicare IQR-EHR Incentive Program Alignment, Hospital Inpatient VIQROutreach and Education SCEvent ResourcesRegistration is required for this event. See the links below for important event resources and event registration information. Registration FlyerRegistration Link