The National Quality Forum is requesting comments on its draft report recommending common data types and performance measures for electronic health information systems.
Comments from NQF members and the public are due by 6 p.m. EST Jan. 11, the forum said. The report outlines three sets of recommendations for creating standardized language when defining codes, developing software needed to capture quality data and developing measures used to form national standards.
The report was drafted by the NQF's Health IT Expert Panel; ultimately, the forum hopes to integrate the recommendations into its existing endorsement criteria to encourage the healthcare industry in the use of its selected data types.
In addition, the NQF is seeking submissions of structural measures on the effective use of IT in electronic prescribing, electronic medical records, and various clinical areas. Participants must submit their measures by 6 p.m. EST Jan. 18.