Cypress Clinical Quality Measures testing platform releases beta version
The ONC Certification Program provides a defined process to ensure that Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) meets the adopted standards and certification criteria to help providers and hospitals achieve Meaningful Use objectives and measures established by the Department of Health and Human Services. Certification requires that CEHRT software products and Electronic Health Record (EHR) modules be tested, as applicable, for the capability to accurately capture, calculate and report Clinical Quality Measure results.
ONC has commissioned the development of the open source Cypress certification tool. Cypress has encoded the measure logic required in software implementation and has released Eligible Professionals (EP), Eligible Hospitals (EH) and QRDA1 test decks in its beta version. Vendors can now download these test decks within their EHRs to test MU 2014 eCQM certification requirements. The process for submitting the Cypress tool for official approval to be used in the ONC Certification Program is currently under way. View and use the test decks at www.healthit.gov/cypress.