Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category 3

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Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category 3 Project

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Project Overview

The Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) project is developing a standard for communicating health care quality measurement information. The standard conforms to the requirements of the Health Level Seven (HL7) Clinical Document Architecture Release 2.0 (CDA).

A QRDA Category III report is an aggregate quality report. Each report contains calculated summary data for one or more measures for a specified population of patients within a particular health system over a specific period of time. Data needed to generate QRDA Category II and QRDA Category III reports must be included in the collected QRDA Category I reports, as the processing entity will not have access to additional data sources.

A QRDA Category III Implementation Guide has been published as a draft standard for trial use, and will direct implementers on how to construct QRDA Category III instances in conformance with HITECH eMeasures to represent the query results obtained from the distributed queries. This work effort further aligns with the work taking place in HL7 to update the Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF) Implementation Guide. In addition, this project leverages and harmonizes similar activities within and outside HL7 to avoid duplication of existing efforts.

QRDA Cat III Draft Standards for Trial Use (DSTU)

Download the current version of QRDA Cat III DSTU from HL7 at: http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=286

Project Facilitators

The QRDA Cat 3 project team has completed its work. Please contact the current project facilitators listed here if you have any questions.

Project Meetings

No project meetings are being held since publication of the DSTU on 11/27/2012

Project Documents

The historical project documentation is provided below. Please download a copy of the current draft of the DSTU on the HL7 site at: http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=286

Historical Documents and Resources -

Meeting Minutes


Supporting QRDA Cat III Documents and Resources

Approved Errata

See the QRDA Category III DSTU website for a full list of approved QRDA Category III errata: http://www.hl7.org/dstucomments/showdetail.cfm?dstuid=90

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