The Quality Data Model (QDM), curated by NQF, enables expression of performance measurement data for electronic measurement. The QDM is the backbone for representation of quality criteria used in clinical guidelines, quality measures, and clinical decision support (CDS) and is used by stakeholders involved in electronic quality measurement and reporting, such as measure developers, federal agencies, health IT vendors, standards organizations, informatics experts, providers, and researchers.
Relying on NQF’s experience with the model and existing partnerships with CMS, HHS, and the NQF-convened QDM Users Group (measure developers, HL7 standards experts, Health IT vendors and the public), this project will support transitioning the development and maintenance of the QDM from the NQF to the MITRE Corporation, the CMS Federally Funded Research Development Center.
By the end of 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin to assume the maintenance, development and enhancement of the QDM to help align the government’s efforts around electronic standards used in quality measurement.
NQF will conduct webinars to educate the QDM user community and the public on the QDM, provide guidance and updates through the transition, and answer any questions. Please join our first
webinar (PDF) on October 30 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET to learn how to get involved in the transition of the QDM.
For more information, please contact Christopher Millet firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Phillips email@example.com at 202-783-1300.