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Face Validity

Face validity is the extent to which a test appears to cover the concept it purports to measure “at face value.” It is a subjective assessment by experts of whether the measure reflects the quality of care (e.g., whether the proportion of patients with blood pressure < 140/90 is a marker of quality.)


Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

FHIR is an HL7 standard for exchanging health care information electronically. Health information technology (IT) implementers can use FHIR as a stand-alone data exchange standard, but can also use in partnership with existing widely used standards. (HL7, n.d.)


Feasibility Criteria

Feasibility criteria is the extent to which the specifications, including measure logic, require data that are readily available or easily captured without undue burden and implemented for performance measurement.