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Additional Tools & Resources

CMS Tools

CMS develops and maintains tools and resources to assist measure developers in the different stages of the Measure Lifecycle. New tools and resources are always under development. These are illustrative examples of currently available tools and resources.

CMS Data Element Library (DEL)The DEL is the centralized resource for CMS assessment instrument data elements (e.g., questions and responses), and their associated health information technology (IT) standards. It currently includes CMS's post acute care assessment instruments.
CypressCypress is an open-source testing tool used by vendors to certify their electronic health records (EHRs) and health IT modules for calculating eCQMs. Cypress is an official testing tool for the ONC EHR Certification Program.
Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource CenterThe eCQI Resource Center is a centralized place for resources and connections for professionals dedicated to eCQI for better health.
Measuring Authoring Development Integrated Environment (MADiE)MADiE is web-based software tool allowing development and testing of eCQMs in the same environment. It supports Quality Improvement Core profile-informed authoring, testing, and verification of the behavior of FHIR eCQMs.
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