Empowering Quality Management with eCQM Certified Data-First Solutions

By Maria Kordit, VP, Community Engagement, The Garage

In today's ever-changing healthcare landscape, federal and state quality performance rating initiatives are growing focus and holding increasing importance. Couple this with quality ratings directly impacting business outcomes, and there is a demand among provider systems to have dynamic analytics and actionable insights on quality.

At The Garage, we remain committed to empowering our partners and clients' success through our digital-first, data-first innovative solutions. Contributing to that commitment, we are thrilled to announce that we have become eCQM Certified through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) for the 2015 Cures Edition Health IT certification* via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB).

Quality Management and eCQM Certification:

Quality Management plays a vital role in positive clinical outcomes, preventative care, disease management, and success in value-based care. We have obtained certification in 27 measures in less than 90 days, proving our commitment to expedited and efficient solutions. To earn the eCQM certification, our Bridge 5.3.0 software was tested with applicable standards and certification criteria put forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The process is quite intricate and not for the faint of heart, requiring a proctored session where our population health management software, Bridge, demonstrates the logic throughout and results are marked in real-time. Our crew at The Garage completed the entire auditing process for the 22 eCQM measures in under 10 hours, which was noted by the auditor as a first by any software vendor in her history of auditing to have achieved such a feat.

Benefits of eCQM Certification:

The 2015 Edition Health IT Certification demonstrates that our population health management platform supports providers in meeting various EHR-based programs' requirements while empowering a trusted process for all populations, ensuring comprehensive data management, analytical processes, and efficient reporting. With access to the 2015 Edition Health IT eCQM-certified measures, our partners and customers can effectively identify and address care gaps in care for their member populations.

Our population health management solutions, including Bridge 5.3.0's Quality Management tools, point-of-care tools, patient engagement applications, and comprehensive patient record data views, allows individual providers and health systems to proactively focus on quality year-round.

Join Us at the NCQA Health Innovation Summit:

To learn more about The Garage's approach to Quality Management and our population health management solutions, visit us at the NCQA Health Innovation Summit this October 23rd-25th in Orlando, Florida!

For a list of all certified measures, please click here.

*This Health IT Module is 2015 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONCACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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