ONC Tool Will Capture, Calculate & Report Stage 2 Clinical Quality Measures

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | October 17, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has commissioned development of an open source certification testing tool, called Cypress, to capture, calculate and report clinical quality measure results under Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program.

The tool, to be used in Stage 2 EHR certification testing, will be made freely available to vendors and testing laboratories. According to guidance from ONC, CQM certification criteria addressed by Cypress may include:

  • The capability of EHR technology to create a data file that can be incorporated by another EHR technology which could be used to calculate CQMs...