Standard Development Organization

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.

Eligible Hospital / Critical Access Hospital eCQMs

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on June 11, 2018 - 4:24pm

The electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) are updated for calendar year 2019 reporting for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability programs for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. Measures will not be eligible for 2019 reporting unless and until they are proposed and finalized through notice-and-comment rulemaking for each applicable program.


Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on June 11, 2018 - 1:25pm

About electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)

CDS/eCQM Harmonization

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on June 5, 2018 - 1:33pm

How are CDS & eCQM different?

Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) are closely related, share many common requirements, and support health care quality improvement. It’s important to also understand the differences between them and the efforts to help them work together (harmonize).

The standards used for the electronic representation of CDS and eCQM were developed separately and use different data models and computable expression languages. The use of different standards

Resource Center Education

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on June 4, 2018 - 3:03pm

eCQI Resource Center Live Demonstrations - May 10 2018

A live demonstration of the newly updated eCQI Resource Center website was presented on May 10, 2018. Also learn about tools and resources related to the electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) annual update for the 2019 reporting and performance period.

Glossary of eCQI Terms

Measure alignment includes using the same quality measures and value sets across settings and within multiple programs when possible.