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Meaningful Use Final Report 

Date of Publication:
FEB 2011
Associated Project:
Meaningful Use
This report has been prepared in response to a request from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for a rapid analysis of the potential types of 2013 e-Quality Measures (eQM) and the feasibility of generating e-measures within the requisite timeframe for Meaningful Use. It is intended to serve as input to the ONC Policy Committee and DHHS leadership which will be identifying 2013 eQMs in the fall of 2010.In this report, NQF has identified potential types of eQMs using a two-dimensional framework—one dimension reflects important cross-cutting areas that impact all types of patients and clinical areas, such as care coordination, while the other dimension reflects leading conditions across “patient-focused episodes.” Potential 2013 eQMs corresponding to the various “cells” in the framework were then identified from a variety of sources, including existing NQF-endorsed measures that could be adapted, measures in the NQF pipeline for endorsement, and measures in use at leading health systems.