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EHR Optimization Series: Part One of Three
Including Performance Measure Crosswalk and Data Definition Worksheet

Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data

Resource Subtopic: Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Year Developed: 2017

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Enabling Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: HITEQ (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The first of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools.  The first of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools.  EHR Optimization Session 1 Slides From May 2017 Learning Session; agenda includes: Introductions EHR Optimization Defined Identifying “Waste” Data Life Cycle Strategies for EHR Optimization Closing/ Discussions/ Sharing eCQM Crosswalk for UDS, MIPS, PCMH, etc.: Quality Measure reference tool to understand relationship between eCQM, PCMH, Meaningful Use and UDS data measures The CMS eCQI Resource Center is the definitive eCQM resource. This tool provides a quick crosswalk to the eCQM measure definitions and guidance to which of the eCQM measures are reported for UDS 2019, MIPS, CPC+, and NCQA PCMH. *Updated in January of 2019* Performance Measure Data Definition Worksheet: Organizational tool to confirm eCQM measure specifications match EHR vendor logic ONC EHR Certification criteria means that vendors use eCQMs’ electronic Clinical Quality Measures’ specifications to define measures. Therefore, reported data for a measure should be consistent regardless of vendor. In practice, however, it is important to confirm the vendor’s logic is consistent with the health center’s definition and workflows. This tool supports alignment of the health center’s data definition with the vendor’s reporting logic. Download each of these resources below, in the Documents to Download section. Access part two and three of this series as well!

Resource Details: This tool provides a quick crosswalk to the eCQM measure definitions and guidance to which of the eCQM measures are reported for Meaningful Use, UDS 2017 and NCQA PCMH. Performance Measure Data Definition Worksheet: Organizational tool to confirm eCQM measure specifications match EHR vendor logic ONC EHR Certification criteria means that vendors use eCQMs (electronic Clinical Quality Measures) specifications to define measures. Therefore, reported data for a measure should be consistent regardless of vendor. In practice, however, it is important to confirm the vendor's logic is consistent with the health center's definition and workflows. This tool supports alignment of the health center's data definition with the vendor's reporting logic.

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