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Tools & Resources

External Resources

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.

Resource Description
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.
National Quality Forum (NQF) Quality Positioning System (QPS) The QPS is a web-based inventory tool to help stakeholders select and use NQF-endorsed measures.
Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) The VSAC is a repository and authoring tool for public value sets created by measure developers.


Last Updated: Jan 2023