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The eCQI Resource Center: Your “One-Stop Shop” for electronic clinical quality improvement information and resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) are working to improve the health of our nation by transforming care from a volume-based system to a more patient-centered, value-based health system. This work includes supporting care improvement through measurement and technology to assist doctors and other clinicians in their delivery of high quality healthcare. 

CMS and ONC are supporting this transformation by working to align electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) components, tools, and standards with those used in clinical decision support.  The tools and resources are available for stakeholder use and provide a foundation for the development, testing, certification, implementation, reporting, and continuous evaluation of eCQMs and clinical decision support tools. CMS and ONC recently added an eCQM Implementation Checklist, which provides the necessary technical steps health information technology (IT) developers, implementers, and healthcare organizations must take to update their systems and processes for reporting eCQMs.

The Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center replaces the CMS eCQM Library page as the central resource for eCQM technical specifications and their updates. The eCQI Resource Center also provides a centralized “one-stop shop” for health IT developers, providers, measure developers, and measure stewards engaged in eCQI. Resources and information on the eCQI Resource Center website are put forth by federal agencies, including CMS, ONC, the National Library of Medicine, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and provide links to external functional tools to meet the needs of stakeholders throughout their eCQI efforts.

Visit and use the resources available through eCQI Resource Center at https://ecqi.healthit.gov.

Email the eCQI Resource Center at ecqi-resource-center@hhs.gov to:

  • Submit news, events, and content;
  • Provide feedback; and
  • Ask questions.