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Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

An electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) is a clinical quality measure that is specified in a standard electronic format and is designed to use structured, encoded data present in the electronic health record. The eCQMs used by The Joint Commission are updated on an annual basis to account for changes in clinical evidence, measure logic, and coding updates. The Joint Commission maintains close alignment with CMS measures where possible and continues to advance eCQM development to drive quality improvement. The following sections provides links to eCQM specifications used by The Joint Commission and access to support resources.

 

The measures accepted by The Joint Commission that are in alignment with CMS are: eSTK-2, eSTK-3, eSTK-5, eSTK-6, eVTE-1, eVTE-2, ePC-05, eED-2, eOPI-1. Specifications and support documents for these eCQMs are available on the eCQI Resource Center Eligible Hospital/Critical Access Hospital eCQMs page.

Additionally, ePC-02 and ePC-07 are currently under CMS Eligible Hospital/Critical Access Hospital Pre-Rulemaking public comment. Specifications and support documents for these eCQMs are available on the eCQI Resource Center EH/CAH Pre-Rulemaking page. Technical release notes and measure flows for these measures are located in the Joint Commission eCQM package zip files along with ePC-01 and ePC-06.


eCQI Resource CentereCQI Resource Center

ePC-01 and ePC-06 are additional measures stewarded and accepted by The Joint Commission. Measure specifications, measure flows, value set information, and technical release notes are available in the zip files below.

 

The measures supported by The Joint Commission that are in alignment with CMS are: eSTK-2, eSTK-3, eSTK-5, eSTK-6, eVTE-1, eVTE-2, ePC-05, eED-2, Safe Use of Opioids. Specifications and support documents for these eCQMs are available on the eCQI Resource Center.

eCQI Resource Center

Also, ePC-01, ePC-02, and ePC-06, and ePC-07 are additional measures supported by The Joint Commission. Measure specifications, measure flows, value set information, and technical release notes are available via the links below.

The measures supported by The Joint Commission that are in alignment with CMS are: eSTK-2, eSTK-3, eSTK-5, eSTK-6, eVTE-1, eVTE-2, ePC-05, eED-2, Safe Use of Opioids. Specifications and support documents for these eCQMs are available on the eCQI Resource Center.

eCQI Resource Center

Also, ePC-01, ePC-02, and ePC-06 are additional measures supported by The Joint Commission. Measure specifications, measure flows, value set information, known issues log and technical release notes are available via the links below.

The measures supported by The Joint Commission that are in alignment with CMS are: eSTK-2, eSTK-3, eSTK-5, eSTK-6, eVTE-1, eVTE-2, ePC-05, eED-2. Specifications and support documents for these measures are housed on the eCQI Resource Center.

eCQI Resource Center

Also, ePC-01 and ePC-02 are additional measures supported by The Joint Commission. Measure specifications, measure flows, value set information, and technical release notes, are available via the links below:

 

For questions or issues related to CMS aligned eCQMs use:

ONC JIRA CQM Issue Tracker

For questions or issues related to additional eCQMs supported by The Joint Commission, please submit a question on the Q&A site http://manual.jointcommission.org.