AHRQ has updated the United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK), an online, publicly accessible registry and repository of health care-related metadata, specifications and standards. The website now provides:
- Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) that health care professionals and eligible hospitals use to report quality data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The updated measure specifications include 29 measures for eligible hospitals and 64 measures for eligible professionals. CMS will maintain previously published specifications for the 2014 eCQMs for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals on its eCQM Library page and the eCQI Resource Center.
- Enhancements to the Children's Electronic Health Record Format. These revisions, intended to make format requirements clearer, more actionable and better supported with additional context, include the grouping of 47 items onto a Priority List, which has been integrated into the updated Children's Electronic Health Record Portal in USHIK.