ONC Quality Measures Workgroup Wraps Up, Sets Stage For Transition

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce EMR | August 12, 2014

The Health IT Policy Committee's quality measures workgroup wrapped up its last meeting Aug. 12, noting how much it had has accomplished in the past four years, but looking forward to work left to be done as it transitions into the new Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use workgroup. 

In its "wind up call," workgroup chair Helen Burstin, chief scientific officer of the National Quality Forum, reported that the policy committee accepted the workgroup's recommendations July 8 to utilize a two-track system for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use by continuing the traditional Meaningful Use electronic clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting pathway, while at the same time promoting innovative measurement and infrastructure building.  However, a number of issues still need to be considered in the future...