Meaningful Use Portal Updates in USHIK
The Meaningful Use Portal in the AHRQ-funded United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) has been updated with new functionality. The portal is a one-stop shop for Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 Clinical Quality Measures, their computation logic, their data elements, and the vocabularies and codes the data elements may take on. New enhancements include:
- Updates to the Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) and Value Sets, including the release date package. Users can now sort and filter the measures by release package and can download current or historical packages detailing the state of the CQM and Value Sets at the time they were released.
- Inclusion of each Code System’s object identifier in the Value Sets. This information has been added to the screens, the application program interface, and the exports containing Value Set information.
- Addition of the short name for each eligible hospital's CQM on the CQM list pages. Users can search or sort by this field.
USHIK is an online, publicly accessible registry and repository of health-care-related data, metadata, and standards. It is funded and directed by AHRQ with management support and partnership from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.