Clinical Quality Measures Electronic Specifications

"In order to report CQMs from an electronic health record (EHR), electronic specifications (e-specifications) must be developed for each CQM. The e-specifications include the data elements, logic and definitions for that measure in an Health Level Seven (HL7) standard known as the Health Quality Measures Format (HQMF) which represents a clinical quality measure as an electronic Extensible Markup Language (XML) document that can be captured or stored in the EHR so that the data can be sent or shared electronically."