Open Source Reporting Tool Simplifies MU Quality Measures Reporting

Staff | Inside Healthcare IT | February 9, 2012

Reporting on Meaningful Use quality measures is getting a little easier for healthcare providers, thanks to the latest version of an open source solution. popHealth, an open source reference implementation software service developed by The MITRE Corporation in 2009 with funding from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released its latest version earlier this month. The tool automates Meaningful Use clinical quality measure reporting and gives physicians both aggregate statistics and the ability to drill down to named individuals.

popHealth’s Version 1.4 contains four new features, says Renee L. Rookwood, RN, BSN, MS, senior health information consultant at The MITRE Corporation, including the ability to stratify data by race, ethnicity and language; a clinician input feature; a patient centric view; and a multi-provider dashboard.

The application integrates with a healthcare provider’s electronic health record (EHR) system using continuity of care records and streamlines the automated generation of summary quality measure reports on the provider’s patient population. Specifically, it works with ONC-certified Electronic Health Record systems that produce Continuity of Care files with clinical data coded per the clinical vocabularies used in the Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Measure eSpecifications...