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.
|Bonnie||Bonnie is a tool enabling electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) developers to test and verify behavior of their eCQM logic. There are three versions, Bonnie Prior, Bonnie QDM (Quality Data Model), and Bonnie FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability 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.|
|Cypress||Cypress 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 Center||The 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.|
|Measure Authoring Tool (MAT)||The MAT is a web-based tool enabling measure developers to author eCQMs using Clinical Quality Language (CQL) and the QDM, or CQL and FHIR. The MAT provides the capability to express complex eCQM logic and export eCQMs in several formats.|