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Clinical Quality Framework (CQF) Homepage
Cyclical Funding Opportunities
Please view the following links on cyclical funding opportunities. If members are not ready to participate in the first cycle, AHRQ encourages those members to prepare for future cycles.
Links to AHRQ CDS FOAs:
- Scaling Established Clinical Decision Support to Facilitate the Dissemination and Implementation of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Findings (R18)
- Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Findings (R18)
ONC Phase 1 Winners for Consumer Health Data Aggregators and Provider User Experience Challenges
We are pleased to announce that on July 18, 2016, ONC announce the Phase 1 Winners for the Consumer Health Data Aggregators and Provider User Experience Challenges to be University of Utah Health Care/Intermountain Healthcare/ Duke Health System was one of the four winners!
The challenges were designed for foster private sector innovation to enable consumers and providers to easily and securely access and share electronic health information. To read more information on the ONC challenge, please visit their website.
Cooking with CQL: or How to Incorporate CQL into HQMF for eCQMs on November 17
CMS invites you to a “Cooking with Clinical Quality Language (CQL): or How to Incorporate CQL into Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) for Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)” webinar. Each Cooking with CQL session will feature a specific topic, walk through how to express measures using CQL and provide an interactive opportunity for measure developers.
To register for the webinar taking place on Thursday November 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST go to: https://battelle.webex.com/battelle/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef432e84507f31d3ffa1f468b6d8afae1
REQUEST FOR MEASURE EXAMPLES: CMS and ESAC, Inc. are looking for examples of electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) logic content for upcoming Cooking with CQL webinar sessions that are difficult to express within the current QDM framework or examples that you are having trouble figuring out how to express in CQL. We ask that the examples be packaged as much as possible as isolated units without needing to refer back to any outside content. This will help us avoid any potential Intellectual Property issues with measure content. Please contact ESAC, Inc. at email@example.com to share examples you would like to see expressed in CQL in an upcoming Cooking with CQL webinar session.
If you have any other questions or need additional information, please contact Amira Elhagmusa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Q&As Now Available
CMS is engaging measure developers, implementers, and end users in Clinical Quality Language (CQL) development in the effort to harmonize standards between electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and clinical decision support (CDS). CQL is an HL7 standard for trial use (STU) and is intended to replace the logic currently defined in the Quality Data Model (QDM) beginning with the QDM v5.0.
To learn more about CQL, CMS offers general and targeted CQL education sessions. Q&As gathered from previously held sessions are available on the eCQI Resource Center CQL Space at: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/cql/CQ-Qs%26As. The answers to questions are grouped by content categories and will be routinely updated with new content from future CQL sessions. If your question is not answered in a Q&A, please join us for an upcoming CQL event or submit your question to the JIRA CQL Issue Tracker.
Find more CQL educational resources including presentation slides and webinar videos at: https://ecqi.healthit.gov/cql/cql-educational-resources
January 2016- September 2017: Implementation (Standards Development and Review)
September 2016- September 2017: Current Projects (NCCN Oncology Guidelines, IOM DIGITizE, Zika Virus, CDC Opioid)
October 2017: Evaluation
|ONC Lead||Julia Skapikemail@example.com|
|Standards Development SME||Bryn Rhodesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Project Support||Swapna Bhatiaemail@example.com|
|CMS Sponsor||Minet Javellanafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|HL7 CDS Work Group Liaison||Howard Strasbergemail@example.com|
|HL7 CQI Work Group Liaison||Walter Suarezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|NCCN Oncology Guidelines Project Point of Contact||Lee Surprenantemail@example.com|
|IOM DIGITizE Project Point of Contact||Sarah Beachyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zika Virus Project Point of Contact||Floyd Eisenbergemail@example.com|
|CDC Opioid Project Point of Contact||Jan Losby||JLosby@cdc.gov|