AHRQ Updates United States Health Information Knowledgebase

AHRQ has updated its United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK), an online, publicly accessible registry,and repository of health care-related metadata, specifications, and standards.

The Web site now provides:

  • Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). Health care professionals and eligible hospitals report quality data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The updated measure specifications include 29 measures for eligible hospitals and 64 measures for eligible professionals. CMS will maintain previously published specifications for the 2014 eCQMs for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals on its eCQM library page and the eCQUI Resource Center.
  • Enhancements to the Children’s Electronic Health Record Format. These revisions, intended to make format requirements clearer, more actionable, and better supported with additional context include the grouping of 47 items onto a priority list.

AHRQ funds and directs USHIK with management support from public and private partners.

Page last reviewed August 2016
Page originally created August 2016
Internet Citation: AHRQ Updates United States Health Information Knowledgebase. Content last reviewed August 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ushik.html