Organizations outside of CMS develop and maintain tools and resources measure developers can use 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.
|Health Level Seven International (HL7)® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)®||FHIR is an open-source HL7 standard for exchanging health care information electronically in order to advance interoperability.|
|Submission Tool and Repository (STAR)||STAR is a database of quality measures submitted to the previous consensus-based entity (CBE) for endorsement review. The new CBE will add new and maintenance measures as they are submitted to the Partnership for Quality Measurement for endorsement review.|
|Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)||The VSAC is a repository and authoring tool for public value sets created by measure developers. It is the repository for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) value sets used in eCQMs in CMS programs.|