How CareDiscovery Electronic Quality Measures can help you

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IBM CareDiscovery® Electronic Quality Measures from IBM Watson Health™ helps you take advantage of both Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) reporting requirements. The product accepts patient data from disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems, calculates measures and generates measure results. Watson Health then submits the results to CMS and TJC.

CareDiscovery Electronic Quality Measures assists hospitals in understanding data results and identifying ways to gather the required data within their existing hospital information systems (HIS).

Steps to using CareDiscovery Electronic Quality Measures

Excellence ensured – because data content is key

IBM CareDiscovery® Electronic Quality Measures provides a comprehensive data-submission manual that defines the data elements needed for calculation of the electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). The manual helps you understand data element definitions, associated value sets and likely sources where those data elements may be available within electronic systems. It also performs a gap analysis to identify data elements not available in the electronic health records (EHR) system(s).

Secure and simple – receiving your data

After you have performed a gap analysis and filled the data gaps, you will create an extract (input file) of the patient data from your EHR system(s) and then submit that data to the CareDiscovery Electronic Quality Measures for calculation of the eCQMs. On receipt of the file, the application’s eMeasure calculation engine calculates the selected eCQMs for each case submitted. For cases where required data elements are missing or invalid, the application provides comprehensive error reporting.

Getting the details right – electronic submissions

Watson Health will provide the operations support to submit eCQMs in the standardized electronic formats (QRDA) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) on behalf of your hospital. With more than 10 years of experience performing electronic submissions of core measures data to CMS and TJC on behalf of our client hospitals, we provide the same successful submission support to the eCQM reporting requirement.

Ensuring compliance – the evolution of quality reporting

Watson Health recognizes that the quality reporting requirements for Promoting Interoperability, as well as other regulatory programs, are evolving. Like the process we use to keep our core measures solution updated, we will monitor these rapidly changing requirements and adapt or enhance the CareDiscovery Electronic Quality Measures solution to ensure that you remain in compliance with the latest regulations.

Analysis and reporting – every report you need

CareDiscovery Electronic Quality Measures provides a set of reports that help you analyze and understand your data quality and measure results.

IBM Watson Health & Virtusa

IBM Watson Health established a partnership with Virtusa Corporation - a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT outsourcing services that accelerates business outcomes for its clients – to be the preferred provider of CareDiscovery Quality Measures to healthcare providers. To find out more, please visit