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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.

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.

Visit the CQM Issue Tracker to Review eCQM Draft Measure Packages for 2019 Reporting

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Submitted by Edna Boone on February 13, 2018 - 1:55pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites vendors and stakeholders to review and provide feedback on draft electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM)packages that include logic and header changes for eCQMs under consideration for CMS quality reporting and payment programs.

MACRA Education and Outreach Webinar: Value Sets and Reference Codes

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on February 11, 2018 - 11:18am

Please join us for an informative presentation on Value Sets and Reference Codes presented by Dr. Robert McClure. Dr. McClure is an expert on the development and use of clinical terminologies within clinical systems using international standards and serves as the lead terminology subject matter expert for the National Library of Medicine’s Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) project and is a terminology fellow for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). We hope you will be able to join us!

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. It is developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7) an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards development organization.

CQL

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on January 31, 2018 - 2:30pm

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What is Clinical Quality Language (CQL)?

CDS/eCQM Harmonization

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on January 19, 2018 - 3:17pm

How are CDS & eCQM different?

Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and electronic Clinical Quality Measurement (eCQM) are closely related, share many common requirements, and support health care quality improvement. It’s important to also understand, though, 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

ONC Issue Tracking System JIRA Downtime

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on January 17, 2018 - 12:25pm

On Saturday January 20th and Sunday January 21st 2018, the ONC Issue Tracking System JIRA and Confluence instances will be down for routine maintenance. The ONC Issue Tracking System, including Confluence, may not be available for use between January 20th, 9AM ET to January 21st 9PM ET.  

 

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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. It further constrains CDA Release 2 for exchange of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data.