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Welcome to Clinical Quality Framework!

The Clinical Quality Framework (CQF) is a joint effort by the Health Level 7 (HL7) Clinical Decision Support and Clinical Quality Information Work Groups to identify, develop, and harmonize standards that promote integration and reuse between Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Clinical Quality Measurement (CQM).

The effort began as a public-private initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) and has since transitioned to a joint effort within HL7 as the stewards of the specifications involved. Archived information about the CQF Initiative (charter, members, pilots, and meetings) can be found on the ONC Tech Labs Clinical Quality Framework Initiative site.

The effort focuses on two primary use cases:

  1. Representation and distribution of knowledge artifacts (rules, order sets, documentation templates, measures, etc)
  2. Evaluation of knowledge

Getting Involved

The HL7 Confluence has an overview of the Clinical Quality Framework.

The Clinical Quality Framework github organization hosts tooling and content development projects related to Clinical Quality Framework.

See the Projects page for information on some of the projects hosted by CQF.

The FHIR Zulip CQL has many members of CQF participating. Drop by and introduce yourself!