CQL for Clinicians and Quality Professionals: What it Means for You Webinar

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on February 22, 2018 - 1:13pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to a webinar titled “Clinical Quality Language (CQL) for Clinicians and Quality Professionals: What it Means for You.” The CQL standard (CQL Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU) 2) is a Health Level Seven International standard that aims to unify the expression of logic for electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) and clinical decision support.

Engage in eCQI

Ways to engage with the eCQI community

The federal government and private stakeholders provide opportunities for stakeholders to actively engage in eCQI efforts through open meetings, public comment periods, expert panels, and educational events. Select the user type you most associate yourself with and the table will sort opportunities they may be of interest to you.

Now Available: TEP Membership List and TEP Summary for the Hospital Harm Performance Measure

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on February 15, 2018 - 3:37pm
Hospital Harm Performance Measure
  • The Call for TEP nomination period closed on January 16, 2017.
  • The TEP met on April 13, 2017 from 3:00-4:30 pm EST and December 7, 2017 from 4:00-5:30 pm EST.
Documents: The TEP Membership List and TEP Summary are posted below in the download section
Project Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop hospital-level electro

Quality Measures at CMS: A Closer Look at the Measure Development Lifecycle and CMS’ Meaningful Measures Initiative

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Submitted by Edna Boone on February 14, 2018 - 5:13pm

Presented by Kimberly Rawlings, MPP, Measures Management System Lead, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This presentation will discuss the basics of quality measures and their components, the five phases of the measure development lifecycle, and CMS’ Meaningful Measures Initiative. In addition, resources for further learning will be provided.

About eCQI

Electronic Clinical Quality Improvment (eCQI)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) are working to improve the health of our nation by transforming care from a volume-based, provider-centered system to a patient-centered, learning health system. This work includes using quality measurement to improve care given to patients by measuring how patients are treated and, most importantly, how well those patients do afterward.

CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT) and the CMS Measures Inventory: Updates to the System and the Data

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on February 3, 2018 - 3:32am

CMS has implemented the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT), as an innovative tool meant to improve the visibility and usability of the CMS portfolio of measures used within their programs. During the webinar, presenters will offer a demonstration of the new system, and provide information on how the data in CMIT is populated, updated, and validated. Participants will learn about all of the functionality of the system and how the system can be used to support measure development work.

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