Digital quality measures (dQMs) are intended to decrease the burden of quality measurement, foster innovation and enable broader utilization of quality measure resources. To address challenges in the current quality ecosystem and transition to digital, the industry is promoting data standardization.
- Today’s quality measurement system is inefficient and burdensome. It is difficult to collect data from multiple sources. Calculating and reporting results can be slow and expensive.
- Digital quality measures offer a solution to these problems. dQMs use standardized data formats and APIs to make collecting and using data easier. This can lead to faster, more accurate quality measurement and reporting.
- CMS is leading the way on dQMs and has a framework for dQMs that includes standards for data formats, APIs and measure calculation tools.
- Insight into the current state of digital quality measures (dQMs).
- An understanding of what’s new and what’s next in CMS’s digital measurement strategy.
- The opportunity to network with other professionals working to make dQMs the norm throughout health care.
In this session, CMS will review its framework and vision, and discuss alignment and where gaps or opportunities exist.
Reid Kiser, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services